FedoraRHEL Based

How To Install Docker on Fedora 38

Install Docker on Fedora 38

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Docker on Fedora 38. Are you a software developer looking to streamline your development process? With Docker, you can streamline your development and deployment processes, making it easier to share your code and collaborate with your team. Plus, Docker’s lightweight nature and portability make it an ideal choice for scaling applications quickly and efficiently.

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 Community Edition on a Fedora 38.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 38.
  • 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).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Docker.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Fedora 38

Step 1. Before we can install Docker on Fedora 38, it’s important to ensure that our system is up-to-date with the latest packages. This will ensure that we have access to the latest features and bug fixes and that we can install Docker without any issues:

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core

Step 2. Installing Docker on Fedora 38.

Now we add the Docker repository to your Fedora 38 system. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://download.docker.com/linux/fedora/docker-ce.repo
sudo rpm --import https://download.docker.com/linux/fedora/gpg

With the Docker repository added to your system, you can now install Docker itself. To do so, run the following command:

sudo dnf install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io docker-buildx-plugin docker-compose-plugin

Once Docker is installed, you’ll need to start and enable its service. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo systemctl start docker
sudo systemctl enable docker

To verify that Docker is installed correctly on Fedora 38, run the following command:

sudo docker run hello-world

If everything is set up correctly, we should get a message saying “Hello from Docker!” along with some additional text. This means that Docker has been installed successfully on our Fedora 38 system.

Step 4. Docker Commands.

Docker has many commands that allow you to manage containers, images, and volumes. Here are some common Docker commands:

Command Description Example
docker run Create and start a container docker run -it ubuntu:20.04 /bin/bash
docker ps List running containers docker ps
docker images List available images docker images
docker pull Download an image from Docker Hub docker pull nginx
docker build Build an image from a Dockerfile docker build -t myimage .
docker stop Stop a running container docker stop mycontainer
docker rm Remove a container docker rm mycontainer
docker rmi Remove an image docker rmi myimage
docker exec Execute a command inside a running container docker exec mycontainer ls
docker logs Show logs for a container docker logs mycontainer
docker-compose up Create and start containers based on the configuration in a docker-compose.yml file docker-compose up
docker-compose down Stop and remove containers created by ‘docker-compose up’ command docker-compose down
docker-compose build Build or rebuild services defined in a docker-compose.yml file docker-compose build
docker-compose ps List containers created by ‘docker-compose up’ command docker-compose ps
docker-compose logs Show logs for containers created by ‘docker-compose up’ command docker-compose logs myservice
docker-compose restart Restart containers created by ‘docker-compose up’ command docker-compose restart myservice
docker-compose stop Stop containers created by ‘docker-compose up’ command docker-compose stop myservice

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Docker. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Docker Community Edition on your Fedora 38 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Docker website.

VPS Manage Service Offer
If you don’t have time to do all of this stuff, or if this is not your area of expertise, we offer a service to do “VPS Manage Service Offer”, starting from $10 (Paypal payment). Please contact us to get the best deal!


r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
Back to top button