Installing Docker on Debian Jessie

Posted on 22-11-2017 by Nadir Latif

Docker is a solution for managing light weight containers. To install Docker on Debian Jessie, we need to first install packages to allow apt to use a repository over HTTPS. We can do this using the command:

sudo apt-get install \
     apt-transport-https \
     ca-certificates \
     curl \
     gnupg2 \

Next we need to add Docker's official GPG key using the command:

curl -fsSL$(. /etc/os-release; echo "$ID")/gpg | sudo apt-key add -

After that we need to install the apt repository using the command:

sudo add-apt-repository \
   "deb [arch=amd64]$(. /etc/os-release; echo "$ID") \
   $(lsb_release -cs) \

Next we need to install Docker Community Edition using the command:

sudo apt-get install docker-ce

Next we can test the installation by running the hello world Docker Container. We can do this using the command:

sudo docker run hello-world

See the official Docker installation guide for Debian for details on installing Docker on Debian Jessie

Leave a Comment: