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How to install Docker Compose on Rocky Linux 8

Jul 06, 2021 · 1 min read · Post a comment
How to install Docker Compose on Rocky Linux 8

Installing Docker Compose on Rocky Linux follows the same procedure as the other Linux distros. Docker Compose relies on Docker Engine so first, you need to make sure that you have installed Docker on your Rocky Linux machine. So once the Docker is set up on your machine you can proceed with the instructions about the Docker Compose.

Prerequisites

Install Compose on Rocky Linux 8

Step 1. Run the curl command to download the current stable release of Docker Compose:

sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.29.2/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

If you want to install different version change the number 1.29.2 from the link above. You can find the versions at Compose repository release page

Step 2. Once the download is finished apply executable permissions to the binary:

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

Step 3. Create a symbolic link to /usr/bin directory in your path:

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

Step 4. Verify the installation:

docker-compose --version

Output:

docker-compose version 1.29.2, build 5becea4c

Uninstall Compose on Rocky Linux 8

Step 1. If you decide to uninstall Docker Compose execute:

sudo rm /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Conclusion

Installing Docker Compose on Rocky Linux 8 is an easy procedure and if you followed the steps above you should have successfully installed Compose on Rocky Linux 8.
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