Docker bitchin

31 May

Docker bitchin

Shifting from RedHat/CentOS environment to a more Debian based system (Ubuntu 16.04) for my work desktop recently, I encountered some weird issues with Docker.

Well, after the installation of docker and docker-compose, I kept getting some issues like the following whenever i would docker-compose -up

pirabarlen@thiruchendur:~$ docker-compose --verbose up
compose.config.config.find: Using configuration files: ./docker-compose.yml,./docker-compose.override.yml
docker.auth.find_config_file: Trying paths: ['/home/pirabarlen/.docker/config.json', '/home/pirabarlen/.dockercfg']
docker.auth.find_config_file: No config file found
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/bin/docker-compose", line 11, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compose/cli/", line 68, in main
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compose/cli/", line 115, in perform_command
    project = project_from_options('.', options)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compose/cli/", line 37, in project_from_options
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compose/cli/", line 99, in get_project
    host=host, environment=environment
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compose/cli/", line 74, in get_client
    version_info = six.iteritems(client.version())
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/docker/api/", line 177, in version
    return self._result(self._get(url), json=True)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/docker/utils/", line 47, in inner
    return f(self, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/docker/api/", line 183, in _get
    return self.get(url, **self._set_request_timeout(kwargs))
  File "/home/pirabarlen/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/requests/", line 480, in get
    return self.request('GET', url, **kwargs)
  File "/home/pirabarlen/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/requests/", line 468, in request
    resp = self.send(prep, **send_kwargs)
  File "/home/pirabarlen/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/requests/", line 576, in send
    r = adapter.send(request, **kwargs)
  File "/home/pirabarlen/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/requests/", line 426, in send
    raise ConnectionError(err, request=request)
requests.exceptions.ConnectionError: ('Connection aborted.', error(13, 'Permission denied'))


Seems a permission issue.


The fix was to add myself to the docker group.

Note: Running docker-compose as sudo will ‘fix’ this too.THAT IS NOT good practice.

pirabarlen@thiruchendur:~$ sudo usermod -a -G docker pirabarlen


Then log out and log back in -_-‘







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