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Docker error with .Net 6 runtime image

While trying to set-up a docker image for a .Net 6 console application, I found that, although it built fine, I got the an error when trying to run it. Let’s imagine that I used the following commands to build and run:

docker build -t pcm-exe
docker run pcm-exe

The result from the run command was the following:

It was not possible to find any compatible framework version
The framework ‘Microsoft.NETCore.App’, version ‘6.0.0’ (x64) was not found.
– The following frameworks were found:
6.0.0-rc.2.21480.5 at [/usr/share/dotnet/shared/Microsoft.NETCore.App]

You can resolve the problem by installing the specified framework and/or SDK.

The specified framework can be found at:
– https://aka.ms/dotnet-core-applaunch?framework=Microsoft.NETCore.App&framework_version=6.0.0&arch=x64&rid=debian.11-x64

This had me stumped for a while, as I was under the impression that when images are updated, docker knows to go and download them – this is not the case. I discovered this by running an inspect on the runtime image from the dockerfile defined here:

FROM mcr.microsoft.com/dotnet/runtime:6.0 AS base

The inspect command:

docker inspect mcr.microsoft.com/dotnet/runtime:6.0

This gave the following result:

“Env”: [

At this point there seemed to be two options – you can just remove the image – that would force a re-download; however, a quicker way is to pull the new version of the image:

docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/dotnet/runtime:6.0 

After rebuilding the image, running a subsequent inspect shows that we’re now on the correct version:

          "Env": [