How to run docker and docker-compose on Raspbian

Since taganga v2 now uses multiple machines, I want to try if a RPi can help me save a few bucks monthly. So here are the steps to install docker and docker-compose into a RPi with Raspian 9 (cat /etc/os-release).

Installing Docker

So here we go…

curl -fsSL get.docker.com -o get-docker.sh && sh get-docker.sh

After a looong time hopefully you will have installed docker, now let’s do some last tweaks.

Create a docker group

sudo groupadd docker

Add your user to the docker group you just created

sudo gpasswd -a pi docker

And that’s it, you just have to restart and we’re done. To try it you should be able to run

docker run hello-world

Installing docker-compose

Update your packages

sudo apt-get update

Install almighty python and pip

sudo apt-get install -y python python-pip

And lastly…

sudo pip install docker-compose

And that’s it, you should now be able to run

docker-compose build in your project.

Have fun!

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