create-container

Description

    Create a new Container project locally.

Syntax

ern create-container
Options
--baseComposite <compositePath>
    Git or File System path, to the custom Composite repository (refer to the custom Composite documentation for more information).
--descriptor/-d <descriptor>
    Create a new container including all the MiniApps listed in the Cauldron for the given complete native application descriptor
    Use this option if you want to locally generate a container that mirrors the container of a given native application version.
--devJsBundle
    Will generate a development JavaScript bundle rather than a production one.
    Default false
--fromGitBranches
    Create Container using the latest commits made to each of the MiniApp branches (HEAD), rather than using the MiniApps SHAs that are inside the current Container version.
    This flag is only used when creating a Container from a Cauldron descriptor
    This flag will be ignored if the target descriptor does not contain any MiniApps tracking git branches
    Default false
--miniapps/-m <miniapps>
    Create a new custom container including all the given MiniApps
    The MiniApps passed to this command can be a valid Yarn package format or a Git format or file scheme.
--platform/-p <android|ios>
    Specify the target platform for this container
    If not explicitly provided, the command prompts you to choose between the iOS or the Android platform before execution.
--outDir/--out <directory>
    Specify the directory to output the generated container to
    The output directory should either not exist (it will be created) or be empty
    Default If this option is not provided, the container is generated in the default platform directory ~/.ern/containergen/out.
--ignoreRnpmAssets
    Inform the Container generator to ignore any rnpm assets optionally declared by MiniApps. This can be used in case you want to keep specific rnpm assets inside the native application itself and not the Container.
    This flag wil have no effect for a Container generated from a Cauldron as the Container configuration stored in the Cauldron will take precedence.
    Default Do not ignore rnpm assets and package them inside the generated Container.
--extra/-e
    Optional extra configuration specific to creating container
    Override some ios or android container generation configuration by passing androidConfig and/or iosConfig attributes
      As a json string For example --extra '{"androidConfig": {"androidGradlePlugin": "3.2.1","buildToolsVersion": "28.0.3","compileSdkVersion": "28","gradleDistributionVersion": "4.6","minSdkVersion": "19","sourceCompatibility": "VERSION_1_8","supportLibraryVersion": "28.0.0","targetCompatibility": "VERSION_1_8","targetSdkVersion": "28"}}' Find more information on android configuration
      or
      --extra '{"iosConfig": {"deploymentTarget": "11.0"}}' Find more information on iOS configuration
      As a file path
      For example --extra <path>/container-config.json
      In that case, the configuration will be read from the file.
      As a Cauldron file path
      For example --extra cauldron://config/container/container-config.json
      In that case, the configuration will be read from the file stored in Cauldron.
      For this way to work, the file must exist in Cauldron (you can add a file to the cauldron by using the [ern cauldron add file] command).
      Find more information on configuring via cauldron
    Optional hooks to run an arbitary script before or after js bundling is possible.
      If a script is defined as a preBundle hook, it will be executed after the composite generation, prior to running metro bundler, from the directory containing the generated composite project.
        As a json string
        --extra '{"containerGenerator": {"hooks": {"preBundle": "/workspace/ern/picking-miniapp/script/pre-script.sh"}}}'
        As a file path
        --extra <path>/container-config.json
        As a Cauldron file path
        --extra cauldron://config/config.json
      If a script is defined as a postBundle hook, it will be executed just after metro bundler has been run, from the directory containing the bundle.
        As a json string
        --extra '{"containerGenerator": {"hooks": {"postBundle": "/workspace/ern/picking-miniapp/script/post-script.sh"}}}'
        As a file path
        --extra <path>/container-config.json
        As a Cauldron file path
        --extra cauldron://config/config.json
Program to use to run the script should be indicated using shebang pattern in the script itself as first line.
--skipInstall
    Only used when generating an iOS Container with React Native >= 0.61.
    When set, skip yarn install and pod install after generating the container.
    default true on Windows/Linux, false on macOS
--sourceMapOutput
    Path to source map file to generate for this container bundle
--resetCache
    Indicates whether to reset the React Native cache prior to bundling
    Default false

Remarks

    The ern create-container command can be used to create a container locally, for development, debugging and experimentation purposes.
    Container generation and transformation/publication are separate processes (see Related commands section below for specific commands)
    To create a container that is published so that your native application team can use the container, you should use one of the Cauldron commands to add your MiniApps to a specified native application version in the Cauldron, which will trigger the generation and publication of a Container. See Related commands.

Related commands

ern transform-container | Transform a local Container. ern publish-container | Publish a local Container. ern create-composite | Creates a JS Composite project locally
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