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Amazon Linux 2 - install docker & docker-compose using 'sudo amazon-linux-extras' command

UPDATE (March 2020, thanks @ic): I don't know the exact AMI version but yum install docker now works on the latest Amazon Linux 2. The instructions below may still be relevant depending on the vintage AMI you are using.

Amazon changed the install in Linux 2. One no-longer using 'yum' See: https://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-2/release-notes/

Docker CE Install

sudo amazon-linux-extras install docker
sudo service docker start
sudo usermod -a -G docker ec2-user

Make docker auto-start

sudo chkconfig docker on

Because you always need it....

sudo yum install -y git

Reboot to verify it all loads fine on its own.

sudo reboot

docker-compose install

Copy the appropriate docker-compose binary from GitHub:

sudo curl -L https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.22.0/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m) -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

NOTE: to get the latest version (thanks @spodnet): sudo curl -L https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/latest/download/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m) -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Fix permissions after download:

sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Verify success:

docker-compose version

@Spunkie
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Spunkie commented Oct 7, 2021

Docker-compose v2.0.0 has been released and they decided to change x86_64 to amd64 in the filename for the release. So as a result this link with $(uname -m) does not work anymore

Looks like this was resolved quickly with a v2.0.1 release.


Also with the release of docker-compose v2 the official repo now includes arm64 builds. 🎉

@rakeshhegishte
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rakeshhegishte commented Oct 9, 2021

Thanks a lot. it worked for me

@ppshein
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ppshein commented Oct 22, 2021

ln -s /usr/local/bin/docker-compose /usr/bin/docker-compose

that's sweet.

@Chinweoke18
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Chinweoke18 commented Nov 2, 2021

@ozbillwang thanks a lot, solved it for me

@hscale
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hscale commented Nov 8, 2021

Should check PATH for run Docker-composer:

[root@ip-172-30-xx-xx bin]# PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH
[root@ip-172-30-xx-xx bin]# echo $PATH
/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin

@tranvanthuc
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tranvanthuc commented Jan 22, 2022

Thank you so much. It's worked!

@timogoosen
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timogoosen commented Jan 28, 2022

The docker-compose part you can skip and just do:

sudo pip3 install docker-compose

You can do this right after installing docker, then do a reboot, then docker-compose should work fine.
Thanks for sharing this gist.
Was very helpful!

@eit
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eit commented Feb 17, 2022

use pip3 also works. thanks

@4RSIM3R
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4RSIM3R commented Feb 21, 2022

sudo curl -L https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/latest/download/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m) -o /usr/bin/docker-compose && chmod +x /usr/bin/docker-compose && docker-compose --version

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Ucinorn commented Mar 1, 2022

For those who get all the way down here: the following userdata script works great for me on a basic Amazon Linux ARM EC2 instance:

#!/bin/bash
yum update
yum -y install docker
service docker start
usermod -a -G docker ec2-user
chkconfig docker on
pip3 install docker-compose
reboot

Note userdata always runs as root so no need to use sudo

After its finished initialising run this to see the output of the userscript to ensure it all ran as expected and for debugging:

sudo cat /var/log/cloud-init-output.log

@victorsferreira
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victorsferreira commented May 21, 2022

Guys in case you followed Docker instructions first you need to delete the repo before continuing:
sudo rm /etc/yum.repos.d/docker-ce.repo

@olen2006
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olen2006 commented Jul 6, 2022

delete the repo before continuing

provide link ? Never had to do it.

@olen2006
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olen2006 commented Jul 6, 2022

The docker-compose part you can skip and just do:

sudo pip3 install docker-compose

You can do this right after installing docker, then do a reboot, then docker-compose should work fine. Thanks for sharing this gist. Was very helpful!

depending on the version of distribution most likely you'll install an old version of docker-compose (1.29 vs 2.6.1)

@pkazi
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pkazi commented Jul 26, 2022

For me, uname -s returned Linux , but the download URL has linux, so converted to lowercase and updated curl to -

sudo curl -L https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/latest/download/docker-compose-$(uname -s | tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]')-$(uname -m) -o /usr/bin/docker-compose && sudo chmod 755 /usr/bin/docker-compose && docker-compose --version

@ortizfelipe
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ortizfelipe commented Aug 16, 2022

Thanks

@mmansour
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mmansour commented Aug 30, 2022

Works great. Thank you!

@Ahmed-Hodhod
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Ahmed-Hodhod commented Sep 3, 2022

Thanks, it worked also on the AWS cloud shell...

@amitkumar-2
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amitkumar-2 commented Sep 25, 2022

thank you bro.....

@GDalonso
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GDalonso commented Oct 16, 2022

Thank you

@shashankChndkr
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shashankChndkr commented Oct 17, 2022

Thanks!

@younsl
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younsl commented Oct 21, 2022

Thank you bro, it works well!

@vlad8x8
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vlad8x8 commented Nov 1, 2022

just pulled amazonlinux:2

sh-4.2# service docker start
sh: service: command not found
sh-4.2# sudo service docker start
sh: sudo: command not found

@hotyes
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hotyes commented Nov 2, 2022

$ sudo usermod -a -G docker ec2-user
$ id ec2-user
# Reload a Linux user's group assignments to docker w/o logout
$ newgrp docker

@btskloud
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btskloud commented Nov 3, 2022

@JaydotMurf
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JaydotMurf commented Nov 7, 2022

Awesome!

@Alzavio
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Alzavio commented Nov 25, 2022

If this doesn't work for you for whatever reason, add it to PATH

sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/docker-compose /usr/bin/docker-compose

@vlad8x8
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vlad8x8 commented Nov 25, 2022

be sure to restart your machine.

restart after what? right after I started it?
it can't find even sudo

@btskloud
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btskloud commented Nov 25, 2022

be sure to restart your machine.

restart after what? right after I started it? it can't find even sudo

You must have signed in as a non-sudoer

@btskloud
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btskloud commented Nov 25, 2022

be sure to restart your machine.

restart after what? right after I started it? it can't find even sudo

You must have signed in as a non-sudoer

Looking at your thread, you don’t have to start docker.. I will install it on Amazon Linux when I have extra time and reply with the steps.

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nietzscheson commented Dec 5, 2022

sudo curl -L https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/latest/download/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m) -o /usr/bin/docker-compose && chmod +x /usr/bin/docker-compose && docker-compose --version

Add sudo for the permissions:

sudo curl -L https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/latest/download/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m) -o /usr/bin/docker-compose && sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/docker-compose && docker-compose --version

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