npm install on a container when building image is notoriously slow. It should be slow because it's on a virtual machine (I was using
boot2docker), but it's like heaven and earth when compared to npm install on host machine. Try using
npm install --verbose, on host machine you won't be able to read the log because it scrolls so fast. While on a container, you can see it's stopping every now and then -- especially when creating a
Try this before
npm config set registry http://registry.npmjs.org/
RUN npm config set registry http://registry.npmjs.org/ && npm install --no-optional --verbose
It works magic for me!