Docker Compose is a command-line utility to set up and run multi container Docker applications. Generally, Compose is used for local development, single host application deployments, and automated testing. In this guide, we will show you how to install Docker Compose on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish Linux.
- You must logged in as non-root user with the sudo privileges.
- Docker must installed on your Ubuntu system.
Install Docker Compose from Ubuntu Repository
It is easy to install Docker Compose from Ubuntu repositories. In Ubuntu repositories it may not have the latest version always but its recommended way and it will provide a stable system and easy updates.
Run the following command to install
sudo apt install docker-compose
Check it’s version by typing:
Installing Docker Compose from Git Repository
Peform the following steps to install docker compose from Git repository:
Step 1 – Download Compose File
Compose installation is straightforward and simple. At first, we need to download the file to a directory that is in the system PATH and make it executable.
Currently, at the time of writing this article, the latest stable version of Docker Compose is
2.12.2. Before going ahead, visit the Compose repository release page on Github to check latest version. Run the below curl command to download the Compose file into the
sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/2.12.2/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
Step 2 – Set Execute Permission
You should give the execute permissions to the file using below command:
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
Step 3 – Check Version
Verify the installation by checking it’s version:
It will show something like this:
docker-compose version 2.12.2
That’s it! Docker Compose is installed on your Ubuntu system and ready to use.
Uninstalling Docker Compose
To uninstall Docker Compose, simply remove the binary by typing:
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
You successfully learned how to install Docker Compose on Ubuntu 22.04. It’s a tool that allows you to create isolated containers that can be used to run your apps.
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