In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Docker Compose on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Docker is an open-source project that automates the deployment of the application inside the software container. The container allows the developer to package up all project resources such as libraries, dependencies, assets, etc. Docker is written in a Go Programming language and is developed by Dotcloud. It is basically a container engine that uses the Linux Kernel features like namespaces and control groups to create containers on top of an operating system and automates the application deployment on the container.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Docker Compose the latest version on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Docker on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
apt-get update apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Docker on Debian 10.
Now, install some required packages on your system for installing Docker on the Debian system:
sudo apt update sudo apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl software-properties-common gnupg2
Next, download Docker’s official GPG key to verify the integrity of packages before installing:
curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/debian/gpg | sudo apt-key add -
Add the stable Docker APT repository to your system’s software repository list:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/debian $(lsb_release -cs) stable"
Your system is now ready for Docker installation. Run the following commands to upgrade apt index and then install Docker:
sudo apt update sudo apt install docker-ce
The service will start automatically after the installation. Check the status by typing:
sudo systemctl status docker
You can also verify the installation by asking for the Docker version:
$ docker -v Docker version 19.03.1, build 74b1e89
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Docker. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Docker Compose on Debian 10 Buster server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Docker website.