Install Docker on Manjaro Linux

Docker is getting its popularity amongs developers, end user and Linux enthusiast. I am not going to explain what Docker is. You may read a comprehensive information about Docker from this link. On this tutorial, I am going to show you how to install Docker on Manjaro Linux. When this article is written, the latest available version of Docker is version 1.17.

Docker can be installed from Manjaro Pacman repository. In other words, installing Docker on Linux was never this easy as in Manjaro. We can use Pamac Software Manager to install Docker on Manjaro. Alternatively, using Terminal command also very easy. So, lets get started.

System Configuration used on this tutorial

  • Manjaro 16.10
  • Kernel version:4.4.52
  • MATE Desktop

Steps to install Docker on Manjaro Linux

Open Terminal and use the following command to install Docker

[dhani@dhani-pc ~]$ sudo pacman -S docker
[sudo] password for dhani: 
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (2) bridge-utils-1.6-1  docker-1:17.04.0-1

Total Download Size:   17,31 MiB
Total Installed Size:  80,78 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n]

Answer y and the installation will continue.

Now start and enable Docker service on Manjaro

sudo systemctl start docker
sudo systemctl enable docker

Now Docker is running on Manjaro and we can start using it. For example I will pull “Hello World” from the repository

sudo docker run hello-world

Example Output:

[dhani@dhani-manjaro ~]$ sudo docker run hello-world
Unable to find image 'hello-world:latest' locally
latest: Pulling from library/hello-world
78445dd45222: Pull complete 
Digest: sha256:c5515758d4c5e1e838e9cd307f6c6a0d620b5e07e6f927b07d05f6d12a1ac8d7
Status: Downloaded newer image for hello-world:latest

Hello from Docker!
This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly.

To generate this message, Docker took the following steps:
 1. The Docker client contacted the Docker daemon.
 2. The Docker daemon pulled the "hello-world" image from the Docker Hub.
 3. The Docker daemon created a new container from that image which runs the
    executable that produces the output you are currently reading.
 4. The Docker daemon streamed that output to the Docker client, which sent it
    to your terminal.

To try something more ambitious, you can run an Ubuntu container with:
 $ docker run -it ubuntu bash

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