Re: How to install things on specfic APP container

Danny Rosen


I am curious as to why you would prefer to do scanning of an application
after it is pushed rather than before on something like a CI system.

On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 6:55 AM, Daniel Mikusa <dmikusa(a)> wrote:

You don't have root access in application containers. You could bundle
the software into a custom build pack. Again, you can't install stuff with
root so you have to manually extract the files somewhere writeable by the
vcap user and run them from that location. A log of build packs use
`/home/vcap/app/vendor`. Docker might be another option at least to more
easily install the software. You'd still need a command to run it as the
vcap user. I don't think you could run it as a service.


On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 10:00 PM, Stanley Shen <meteorping(a)>

Hello, all

For some purpose, I would like to install things on specific APP
For example, I have a web application, and I want to do virus scan for
uploading attachments, originally on ubuntu VM we can do "sudo apt-get
install scan-virus" and make it a service process.

How can we do such things now?
Danny Rosen <>

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