• Installing GitLab Runner
We provide packages for the currently supported versions of Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, RHEL, Fedora, and CentOS. You may be able to install GitLab Runner as a binary on other Linux distributions.
  1. Linux Shout published a tutorial about installing and setup a Docker container on AlmaLinux 8.How to install and setup Docker Container on AlmaLinux 8 Tutorial to learn the steps on how to install Docker on AlmaLinux 8 server to create container virtual machines on its latest version.How to install and setup Docker.
  2. Linux Mint 20 has been released in wild by the Linux Mint project development team as a new long term support edition which will receive support and security updates until 2025. This tutorial will guide you on how you can install Linux Mint 20 in dual-boot with a variant Microsoft Operating System, such as Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, on machines.
DistributionVersionEnd of Life date
DebianstretchJune 2022
DebianbusterJune 2024
UbuntuxenialApril 2021
UbuntubionicApril 2023
UbuntufocalApril 2025
Mintsarah, serena, sonya, sylviaApril 2021
Minttara, tessa, tina, triciaApril 2023
Mintulyana, ulyssaApril 2025
RHEL/CentOS7June 2024
CentOS8December 2021
RHEL8May 2029
Fedora32approx. May 2021
Fedora33approx. Nov 2021

Prerequisites

If you want to use the Docker executor, make sure to install Docker beforeusing GitLab Runner. Read how to install Docker for your distribution.

If you're a Mac or Windows user, the Docker Toolbox will install Docker Machine v0.16.2 for you, alongside the latest versions of the Docker Engine, Compose and Kitematic.

Installing GitLab Runner

If you are using or upgrading from a version prior to GitLab Runner 10, read howto upgrade to the new version. If you wantto install a version prior to GitLab Runner 10, visit the old docs.

To install GitLab Runner:

  1. Add the official GitLab repository:

  2. Install the latest version of GitLab Runner, or skip to the next step toinstall a specific version:

    Debian buster users should disable skel to preventNo such file or directory Jobfailures
  3. To install a specific version of GitLab Runner:

After completing the step above, a runner should be started and beready to be used by your projects!

Make sure that you read the FAQ section which describessome of the most common problems with GitLab Runner.

APT pinning

A native package called gitlab-ci-multi-runner is available inDebian Stretch. By default, when installing gitlab-runner, that packagefrom the official repositories will have a higher priority.

If you want to use our package, you should manually set the source ofthe package. The best way is to add the pinning configuration file.

If you do this, the next update of the GitLab Runner package - whether it willbe done manually or automatically - will be done using the same source:

Updating GitLab Runner

Simply execute to install latest version:

Manually download packages

Linux

You can manually download and install thepackages if necessary.

Disable skel

Introduced in GitLab 12.10.

Sometimes the default skeleton (skel) directorycauses issues for GitLab Runner,and it fails to run a job. When installing GitLab Runner, set the environment variableGITLAB_RUNNER_DISABLE_SKEL to true before you install the package. This will createthe $HOME directory without the files inside of skel:

For example:

Upgrading to GitLab Runner 10

To upgrade GitLab Runner from a version prior to 10.0:

  1. Remove the old repository:

  2. Follow the same steps when installing GitLab Runner,without registering it and using the new repository.

  3. For RHEL/CentOS/Fedora, run:

    If you don’t run the above command, you will be leftwith no service file. Follow issue #2786for more information.

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To get started with Docker Engine on Ubuntu, make sure youmeet the prerequisites, theninstall Docker.

Prerequisites

OS requirements

To install Docker Engine, you need the 64-bit version of one of these Ubuntuversions:

  • Ubuntu Groovy 20.10
  • Ubuntu Focal 20.04 (LTS)
  • Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 (LTS)
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 (LTS)

Docker Engine is supported on x86_64 (or amd64), armhf, and arm64 architectures.

Docker install in linux mint

Uninstall old versions

Older versions of Docker were called docker, docker.io, or docker-engine.If these are installed, uninstall them:

It’s OK if apt-get reports that none of these packages are installed.

Docker Install In Linux Mint

The contents of /var/lib/docker/, including images, containers, volumes, andnetworks, are preserved. If you do not need to save your existing data, and want tostart with a clean installation, refer to the uninstall Docker Enginesection at the bottom of this page.

Supported storage drivers

Docker Engine on Ubuntu supports overlay2, aufs and btrfs storage drivers.

Docker Engine uses the overlay2 storage driver by default. If you need to useaufs instead, you need to configure it manually.See use the AUFS storage driver

Installation methods

You can install Docker Engine in different ways, depending on your needs:

  • Most usersset up Docker’s repositories and installfrom them, for ease of installation and upgrade tasks. This is therecommended approach.

  • Some users download the DEB package andinstall it manually and manageupgrades completely manually. This is useful in situations such as installingDocker on air-gapped systems with no access to the internet.

  • In testing and development environments, some users choose to use automatedconvenience scripts to install Docker.

Install using the repository

Before you install Docker Engine for the first time on a new host machine, you needto set up the Docker repository. Afterward, you can install and update Dockerfrom the repository.

Set up the repository

  1. Update the apt package index and install packages to allow apt to use arepository over HTTPS:

  2. Add Docker’s official GPG key:

  3. Use the following command to set up the stable repository. To add thenightly or test repository, add the word nightly or test (or both)after the word stable in the commands below. Learn about nightly and test channels.

    Note: The lsb_release -cs sub-command below returns the name of yourUbuntu distribution, such as xenial. Sometimes, in a distributionlike Linux Mint, you might need to change $(lsb_release -cs)to your parent Ubuntu distribution. For example, if you are using Linux Mint Tessa, you could use bionic. Docker does not offer any guarantees on untestedand unsupported Ubuntu distributions.

Install Docker Engine

  1. Update the apt package index, and install the latest version of DockerEngine and containerd, or go to the next step to install a specific version:

    Got multiple Docker repositories?

    If you have multiple Docker repositories enabled, installingor updating without specifying a version in the apt-get install orapt-get update command always installs the highest possible version,which may not be appropriate for your stability needs.

  2. To install a specific version of Docker Engine, list the available versionsin the repo, then select and install:

    a. List the versions available in your repo:

    b. Install a specific version using the version string from the second column, for example, 5:18.09.1~3-0~ubuntu-xenial.

  3. Verify that Docker Engine is installed correctly by running the hello-worldimage. Apple support mojave download.

    This command downloads a test image and runs it in a container. When thecontainer runs, it prints an informational message and exits.

Docker Engine is installed and running. The docker group is created but no usersare added to it. You need to use sudo to run Docker commands.Continue to Linux postinstall to allow non-privilegedusers to run Docker commands and for other optional configuration steps.

Upgrade Docker Engine

To upgrade Docker Engine, first run sudo apt-get update, then follow theinstallation instructions, choosing the newversion you want to install.

Install from a package

If you cannot use Docker’s repository to install Docker Engine, you can download the.deb file for your release and install it manually. You need to downloada new file each time you want to upgrade Docker.

  1. Go to https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/dists/,choose your Ubuntu version, then browse to pool/stable/, choose amd64,armhf, or arm64, and download the .deb file for the Docker Engineversion you want to install.

    Note: To install a nightly or test (pre-release) package,change the word stable in the above URL to nightly or test.Learn about nightly and test channels.

  2. Install Docker Engine, changing the path below to the path where you downloadedthe Docker package.

    The Docker daemon starts automatically.

  3. Verify that Docker Engine is installed correctly by running the hello-worldimage.

    This command downloads a test image and runs it in a container. When thecontainer runs, it prints an informational message and exits.

Docker Engine is installed and running. The docker group is created but no usersare added to it. You need to use sudo to run Docker commands.Continue to Post-installation steps for Linux to allownon-privileged users to run Docker commands and for other optional configurationsteps.

Upgrade Docker Engine

To upgrade Docker Engine, download the newer package file and repeat theinstallation procedure, pointing to the new file.

Install using the convenience script

Docker provides convenience scripts at get.docker.comand test.docker.com for installing edge andtesting versions of Docker Engine - Community into development environments quickly andnon-interactively. The source code for the scripts is in thedocker-install repository.Using these scripts is not recommended for productionenvironments, and you should understand the potential risks before you usethem:

  • The scripts require root or sudo privileges to run. Therefore,you should carefully examine and audit the scripts before running them.
  • The scripts attempt to detect your Linux distribution and version andconfigure your package management system for you. In addition, the scripts donot allow you to customize any installation parameters. This may lead to anunsupported configuration, either from Docker’s point of view or from your ownorganization’s guidelines and standards.
  • The scripts install all dependencies and recommendations of the packagemanager without asking for confirmation. This may install a large number ofpackages, depending on the current configuration of your host machine.
  • The script does not provide options to specify which version of Docker to install,and installs the latest version that is released in the “edge” channel.
  • Do not use the convenience script if Docker has already been installed on thehost machine using another mechanism.

This example uses the script at get.docker.com toinstall the latest release of Docker Engine - Community on Linux. To install the latesttesting version, use test.docker.com instead. Ineach of the commands below, replace each occurrence of get with test.

Warning:

Always examine scripts downloaded from the internet beforerunning them locally.

If you would like to use Docker as a non-root user, you should now consideradding your user to the “docker” group with something like:

Remember to log out and back in for this to take effect!

Warning:

Adding a user to the “docker” group grants them the ability to run containerswhich can be used to obtain root privileges on the Docker host. Refer toDocker Daemon Attack Surfacefor more information.

Docker Engine - Community is installed. It starts automatically on DEB-based distributions. OnRPM-based distributions, you need to start it manually using the appropriatesystemctl or service command. As the message indicates, non-root users can’trun Docker commands by default.

Note:

Install Docker On Linux Mint 19.3

To install Docker without root privileges, seeRun the Docker daemon as a non-root user (Rootless mode).

Upgrade Docker after using the convenience script

Docker Install Linux Mint 19

If you installed Docker using the convenience script, you should upgrade Dockerusing your package manager directly. There is no advantage to re-running theconvenience script, and it can cause issues if it attempts to re-addrepositories which have already been added to the host machine.

Install Docker Linux Mint 18.2

Uninstall Docker Engine

  1. Uninstall the Docker Engine, CLI, and Containerd packages:

  2. Images, containers, volumes, or customized configuration files on your hostare not automatically removed. To delete all images, containers, andvolumes:

You must delete any edited configuration files manually.

Next steps

  • Continue to Post-installation steps for Linux.
  • Review the topics in Develop with Docker to learn how to build new applications using Docker.
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