Customizing the imageΒΆ

If you just need to add a few Ubuntu or Python packages to your installation, you can use the following environment variables:


Specifies a list of Ubuntu .deb packages to be installed via APT when the container is first created. The installed packages are not lost when the image is stopped. Example: To install the Tesseract OCR language packs for German and Spanish add the following in your docker start command line:

-e MAYAN_APT_INSTALLS="tesseract-ocr-deu tesseract-ocr-spa"


Specifies a list of Python packages to be installed via pip. Packages will be downloaded from the Python Package Index ( by default.