Hot on the heels of yesterday's post, I am going to address the one disappointment of that post. It installs an old version of docker! Let's celebrate Docker 1.0 by using Docker 1.0!
Really Painless on AWS
I have produced a new Cloudformation template:
brings up an EC2 instance with the latest version of Docker (1.0 at the time
of this writing). You can follow the instructions in my previous
post to use this new template. It takes several
minutes after the EC2 instance is created for it to boot up and install all
the required software, therefore I have made it write the file "READY.txt" to
/home/ubuntu directory when Docker is fully installed.
If you want to install the latest Docker on Ubuntu manually, follow the directions below.
Adding a New Repository
In order to use the latest version of docker, while keeping the ease and simplicity of the Advanced Packaging Tool (APT), we need to add a new repository to our ubuntu. I am going to assume that we are running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for this example.
First, let's start a root shell with:
Next, add the repository:
echo deb https://get.docker.io/ubuntu docker main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list
We need to install a key as well:
apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 36A1D7869245C8950F966E92D8576A8BA88D21E9
Next, update the package cache:
Finally, install the
apt-get install lxc-docker
As an optional step you can add yourself to the
docker group in order to be
able to run Docker without using
sudo. You can do this using the command:
usermod -a -G docker [username]
Be sure to switch to that group using