Because the official guide at https://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Docker doesn’t work as expected, I try to summarize, what I had to do to make it work:
Installing the alpine linux straight forward as https://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Install_to_disk describes.
Afterwards, you have to perform the following steps:
- In the file /etc/apk/repositories enable the “edge” and “v3.3” repositories (we need both!)
#/media/xvdc1/apks http://mirror1.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/alpine/v3.3/main http://mirror1.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/alpine/v3.3/community http://mirror1.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/alpine/edge/main http://mirror1.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/alpine/edge/community #http://mirror1.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/alpine/edge/testing
- Update & upgrade alpine
apk update apk upgrade
- Because of the compatibility issue for the module-package linux-grsec (which installs 4.4.8), install the 4.1.20 (or the package, which is for the current system valid – check per uname -r package instead
apk rm linux-grsec apk add 'linux-grsec=4.1.20-rc0'
- Install docker by following the steps at https://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Docker
2 thoughts on “Alpine + Docker”
I’m curious what did’nt work as expected when you followed the alpine wiki ?
Mostly because I followed it many times without any issue and contribute to it 😉
This post is about 2 years old, so I’m not quite sure anymore what happend 😀
AFAIK, I had some version issues with the package linux-grsec in alpine, which blocked docker to get installed.
But if you say it worked for you many times, this incompatibility got surely fixed 🙂