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Install and Use Docker Compose on Ubuntu 18.04
Docker Compose is an opensource utility used for setting up different things like automated testing, hosting application deployemt etc. Dcoker Compose enables you to manage multi-container applications by using YAML file. In this tutorial you are going to learn How to Install Docker Compose on Ubuntu 18.04.
Before you start to Install and Use Docker Compose on Ubuntu 18.04. You must be logged in with non-root user account on your system with sudo privileges.
Install Latest Version of Docker Compose
The Ubuntu 18.04 official repository do not always contain the latest version of Docker Compose. Because of this, we need to install the latest version of Docker Composer by downloading it from Github’s Docker Compose Repository Release Page. At the time of writing this tutorial, the latest version available of Docker Compose is
1.24.0. You can check if new version available by visiting this page.
To download Docker Compose you can open terminal by pressing
Ctrl+Alt+t the running following curl command in it:
sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.24.0/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
Now you should set the permission to
/usr/local/bin/docker-compose directory run below commands:
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
Confirm the installation and verify the Docker Compose version number by typing following command:
The output should be:
docker-compose version 1.24.0, build C14f0307
Now you have successfully installed Docker Compose on Ubuntu 18.04.
Uninstall Docker Compose
To uninstall Docker Compose, you can just remove directory
/usr/local/bin/docker-compose by running following command:
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
Here you have successfully learned How to Install Docker Compose on Ubuntu 18.04. If you have any queries regarding this then you can comment below.