How To Install Docker on Manjaro 20

Install Docker on Manjaro 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Docker on Manjaro 20. 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 Dot cloud. 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 through the step-by-step installation of Docker on a Manjaro 20 (Nibia).

Install Docker on Manjaro 20 Nibia

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, make sure that our system is up to date:

sudo pacman -Syu

Step 2. Installing Docker on Manjaro 20.

  • Install Docker CE from the official repository:
sudo pacman -S docker

Once the installation is complete, start the docker service and enable it to automatically start after a system reboot:

sudo systemctl start docker.service
sudo systemctl enable docker.service
  • Install Docker using Snap:

Run the following command to install Snap packages:

sudo pacman -S snapd
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

To install Docker, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install docker

Once installed a docker group will be created. Add your user to the group who will be running docker commands:

sudo usermod -aG docker $USER

After that, verify Docker installation using the following command:

sudo docker --version

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Docker. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Docker in Manjaro 20 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Docker website.

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