dotnet core: Docker errors NU3037 and NU3028 after upgrade to sdk:5.0+

Date: 2021-05-14 | dotnet | troubleshoot | docker


NuGet ran into certificate problems in January 2021 and April 2021 which were purportedly resolved by changing the target dotnet/sdk Docker image to something over 5.0 (i.e. dotnet/sdk:5.0.203 would work)(source: NuGet announcement).

However upon updating my target image in my Dockerfile I continued to hit these NU3037 and NU3028 errors with full messages like:

error NU3028: Package 'Microsoft.Extensions.Options 5.0.0' from source '': The author primary signature's timestamp found a chain building issue: UntrustedRoot: self signed certificate in certificate chain


error NU3037: Package 'Microsoft.Extensions.Options 5.0.0' from source '': The author primary signature validity period has expired.


I was able to resolve this by removing the --no-restore flag from my Dockerfile such that it looks like this:

FROM AS build

WORKDIR /source

COPY ./*.csproj ./
RUN dotnet restore

COPY . .
RUN dotnet publish -c release -o /app 
# --no-restore removed in line above

COPY --from=build /app .
ENTRYPOINT ["dotnet", "LineTimesServer.dll"]

I'm not totally sure why this works but my guess is that --no-restore kept the old packages in the app to be released vs refreshing them with dotnet restore. This meant that at publish time, we still had the offending packages.

For science, I tried it again with --no-restore and that failed.

Removing it allowed it to work again.

So not sure what that says.

Anyway, hope this helped.