In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How to Install Docker On Debian 12
What is docker?
Docker is basically a container engine that uses the Linux Kernel in order to create containers on top of an operating system. Which is used to create, deploy and run the applications.
Install the docker using the
apt package manager.
apt install docker.io docker-compose
Start and enable the docker
systemctl enable --now docker
Check Docker service
systemctl status docker
root@vps:~# systemctl status docker ● docker.service - Docker Application Container Engine Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/docker.service; enabled; preset: enabl> Active: active (running) since Tue 2023-06-13 16:20:51 UTC; 20s ago TriggeredBy: ● docker.socket Docs: https://docs.docker.com Main PID: 5345 (dockerd) Tasks: 8 Memory: 28.0M CPU: 930ms CGroup: /system.slice/docker.service └─5345 /usr/sbin/dockerd -H fd:// --containerd=/run/containerd/con>
Create a group called docker,
To add a user to the docker user group
usermod -aG docker $USER
If you want to add a different user, replace
$USER with an existing username.
Check the docker version,
root@vps:~# docker --version Docker version 20.10.24+dfsg1, build 297e128
Test docker using the
docker run hello-world
root@vps:~# docker run hello-world Hello from Docker! This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly. To generate this message, Docker took the following steps: 1. The Docker client contacted the Docker daemon. 2. The Docker daemon pulled the "hello-world" image from the Docker Hub. (amd64) 3. The Docker daemon created a new container from that image which runs the executable that produces the output you are currently reading. 4. The Docker daemon streamed that output to the Docker client, which sent it to your terminal. To try something more ambitious, you can run an Ubuntu container with: $ docker run -it ubuntu bash Share images, automate workflows, and more with a free Docker ID: https://hub.docker.com/ For more examples and ideas, visit: https://docs.docker.com/get-started/