Tuesday, March 28, 2017

install docker in debian jessie without unnecessary cgroupsfs-mount, mountall, and plymouth dependencies


Install docker on your debian jessie workstation without unnecessary cgroupsfs-mount, mountall, and plymouth recommended dependencies.

Reference: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=783143

Prerequisite: jessie-backports. Configure jessie-backports or the riskier unstable “sid” repositories before proceeding.

sudo aptitude install aufs-tools libnih-dbus1 libnih1 makedev git
sudo aptitude install -t jessie-backports --without-recommends docker.io

This should work, but be aware aptitude show docker.io shows these are required also:

Depends: adduser, iptables, init-system-helpers (>= 1.18~), perl, libapparmor1 (>= 2.6~devel),
 libc6 (>= 2.14), libdevmapper1.02.1 (>= 2:1.02.90), libsqlite3-0 (>= 3.5.9)

Now add your user account to the docker group; otherwise you will receive the error “permission denied. Are you trying to connect to a TLS-enabled daemon without TLS?”

sudo gpasswd -a $USER docker ( same as sudo usermod -a -G docker $USER)

Logout and re-login. Potentially, you could also exec su -l $USER

Now start docker and set it enabled by default.

sudo systemctl enable docker
sudo systemctl start docker

Now install your preferred containers

docker pull vmware/powerclicore

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