Skip to content

Install docker docker compose almalinux

How to install Docker and Docker Compose on AlmaLinux

This guide will walk you through installing Docker and the Docker Compose plugin on AlmaLinux 8 and 9.


Before you begin, make sure that you have removed any old versions of Docker and Docker Compose:

sudo dnf remove docker docker-client docker-client-latest docker-common docker-latest docker-latest-logrotate docker-logrotate docker-engine
Also, make sure that podman is not installed as it will conflict with Docker.

sudo dnf remove podman
Update the system

Before you install Docker, you should make sure that your system is up-to-date with all the latest packages:

sudo dnf update
Install Docker Repository

The easiest way to install Docker is to use the official Docker repository. To do this, you will need to install the dnf-plugins-core package:

sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core
Once the package is installed, you can add the Docker repository:

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo
Install Docker

Now that the repository is installed, you can install Docker:

sudo dnf install docker-ce docker-ce-cli
Start Docker

Once Docker is installed, you can start the Docker service:

sudo systemctl start docker
You can also enable Docker to start on boot:

sudo systemctl enable docker
You're now ready to use Docker!