Confined Docker snap available

Charles Butler charles.butler at
Tue Oct 18 14:08:28 UTC 2016


Awesome news Loïc! I'll be giving this a thorough evaluation on armhf and
amd64 machines I have in-house later this weekend from an end user
perspective. Thanks for reaching out and letting us know this was ready for

All the best,


Charles Butler <charles.butler at> - Juju Charmer
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On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 6:48 AM, Loïc Minier <loic.minier at> wrote:

> Hi!
> Docker is since some days available as a properly confined snap. This will
> work on top of classic Ubuntu 16.04+ or on top of an up-to-date Ubuntu Core
> series 16.
> Because the docker.sock path is hardcoded in a lot of images, this snap
> conflicts with docker debs, so make sure you remove them first:
> sudo apt purge docker docker-engine
> Create a system group for docker:
> sudo groupadd --system docker
> Install the snap:
> sudo snap install docker
> And connect the interfaces (these will go away we have a snap-declaration
> in place):
> sudo snap connect docker:docker-cli docker:docker-daemon
> sudo snap connect docker:firewall-control ubuntu-core:firewall-control
> sudo snap connect docker:support ubuntu-core:docker-support
> sudo service snap.docker.dockerd stop
> sudo service snap.docker.dockerd start
> You're now ready to use docker, e.g.:
> sudo /snap/bin/docker run --rm -it hello-world
> sudo /snap/bin/docker run --rm -it ubuntu
> At the moment, the Docker snap is available for amd64, armhf, arm64, i386.
> Docker-compose is also included, and may be used with the "docker.compose"
> command.
> Want to read more about docker? Read the Docker snap status and FAQ doc
> <>
> !
> Have fun and please report issues against
> docker-snap/docker
> Cheers,
> - Loïc Minier
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