In this tutorial we will show you how to install Docker on Linux Mint 19. 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 which 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 through the step by step installation Docker on a Linux Mint 19 (Tricia) server.
Install Docker on Linux Mint 19
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update
Step 2. Installing Docker on Linux Mint 19.
Add Docker repository to your Linux Mint system, so you can install the latest stable release of Docker:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu $(. /etc/os-release; echo "$UBUNTU_CODENAME") stable"
Install Docker Engine and Docker Compose using following command:
sudo apt update sudo apt install docker-ce docker-compose
Add user to docker group. Added user can run docker command without sudo command:
sudo usermod -aG docker $USER sudo reboot
Run a test docker container:
docker run --rm -it --name test alpine:latest /bin/sh
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Docker. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Docker in Linux Mint 19 Tricia systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Docker website.