Docker and elementaryOS Loki

October 25, 2017 by Phanor Coll

A few weeks ago a I decided to try out elementaryOS, being a core fedora user, it was confusing at first, especially with the package manager, moving from dnf to apt-get / aptitude, I’m still getting the hang of it, for managing packages, etc.

Being a fullstack developer I’ve come to love docker, so naturally it was one of the first things that I needed to install on elementaryOS, but I had some issues following the instructions at the Docker Store and trying to apply them to elementaryOS, after doing some research I came to this solution, hopefully it’ll help others in my situation.

Follow the initial instructions found here , but when you get to the part


sudo add-apt-repository \
   "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu \
   $(lsb_release -cs) \
   stable"


replace $(lsb_release -cs) with xenial


sudo add-apt-repository \
   "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu \
   xenial \
   stable"

and continue following the documentation.

PS. if you want to run docker without the SUDO command, follow these instructions

Hope this helps.

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