Install Docker on ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

What is Docker ?

Docker is a tool designed to make it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. Containers allow a developer to package up an application with all of the parts it needs, such as libraries and other dependencies, and deploy it as one package. By doing so, thanks to the container, the developer can rest assured that the application will run on any other Linux machine regardless of any customized settings that machine might have that could differ from the machine used for writing and testing the code.

Why Docker ? 

  • Agility
  • Simplicity
  • Choice

Docker Installation on ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

In this post, i will show you step by step to install docker on Ubuntu operating system, i prefer to create account on docker hub here.

Step#1 :-

update the existing list of packages using

sudo apt update

Step #2 :

install prerequisite packages which will let apt use packages over HTTPS

sudo apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl software-properties-common

Step #3: –

add GPG key for the official Docker repository to your system

curl -fsSL | sudo apt-key add -

Step #4 :-

Add the Docker repository to APT sources

sudo add-apt-repository  "deb [arch=amd64]  $(lsb_release -cs)  stable"

Step #5: –

Install Docker

sudo apt-get install docker-ce

Step #6: –

Verify that Docker CE is installed correctly by running the hello-world image.

sudo docker run hello-world

You can could face an issue related to Hello-world Command when you are trying to verify the installation which is

permission denied while trying to connect to the docker daemon socket at unix
/var/run/docker.sock: connect: permission denied 

You can solve this issue by fire the below command and try again

sudo chmod 666 /var/run/docker.sock

Also you can list all the available docker version By running the below command

apt list -a docker-ce

Check if the services is up and running: –

sudo systemctl status docker


Docker documentation here

Cheer and enjoy the docker


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