This page will help you prepare your computer for BioContainers
You will need to work in a terminal using
We will provide mainly examples using docker, the Bicontainers team is working in examples and documentation based on rkt.
- Docker is the world’s leading platform for software containerization. Docker includes multiple tools and components such as: docker, docker engine, docker hub.
Open your terminal of choice and check whether you have the command (
docker) installed. You should run these without
If your machine is already set up, continue to the tutorial.
Otherwise, choose your operating system below to learn more:
docker stand for?
Mac Docker ToolBox can be download from this page. The installation provides Docker Engine, Docker CLI client, Docker Compose, and Docker Machine.
Double-click Docker.dmg to open the installer, then drag Moby the whale to the Applications folder. You will be asked to authorize Docker.app with your system password during the install process. Privileged access is needed to install networking components and links to the Docker apps.
Then installed tools can be check using these commands:
$ docker --version Docker version 1.12.0, build 8eab29e $docker-compose --version docker-compose version 1.8.0, build f3628c7 $docker-machine --version docker-machine version 0.8.0, build b85aac1
Installing git can be done using Homebrew:
brew install git
If you have problems to install docker you can receive support here:BioContainers Gitter
Install Docker in Linux in Linux can be done using the specific Linux distribution. Some of the supported distributions are: Arch Linux, CentOS, CRUX Linux, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise, Ubuntu
Docker for Windows is our newest offering for PCs. It runs as a native Windows application and uses Hyper-V to virtualize the Docker Engine environment and Linux kernel-specific features for the Docker daemon.
After downloading the InstallDocker.msi file, you can follow the next steps:
1- Double-click InstallDocker.msi to run the installer. It typically downloads to your Downloads folder, or you can run it from the recent downloads bar at the bottom of your web browser.
2- Follow the install wizard to accept the license, authorize the installer, and proceed with the install.
3- You will be asked to authorize Docker.app with your system password during the install process. Privileged access is needed to install networking components, links to the Docker apps, and manage the Hyper-V VMs.
Click Finish on the setup complete dialog to launch Docker.