I have been using Fedora CoreOS version 31.20200505.3.0 on digitalocean (image took from here https://getfedora.org/coreos/download?tab=cloud_operators&stream=stable)

Default user core, but need elevation to use docker

Installing docker-compose via binary with command

curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.25.5/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o ~/bin/docker-compose
chmod +x ~/bin/docker-compose

doesn't work due to error: "[6261] Error loading Python lib '/tmp/_MEI7CUfMy/libpython3.7m.so.1.0': dlopen: libcrypt.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory "

So I tried alternative install via

curl -L --fail https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.25.5/run.sh -o ~/bin/docker-compose
chmod +x ~/bin/docker-compose

(as root) But then was the problem with inaccessible bind mounts. Solved with solution from here https://stackoverflow.com/questions/24288616/permission-denied-on-accessing-host-directory-in-docker (added :Z) to option and modified ~/bin/docker-compose shell script accordingly.

But then I'm getting error "Couldn't connect to Docker daemon at http+docker://localhost - is it running?"

If running docker-compose sh and docker run hello-world I get "docker: Got permission denied while trying to connect to the Docker daemon socket at unix:///var/run/docker.sock: Post http://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker.sock/v1.40/containers/create: dial unix /var/run/docker.sock: connect: permission denied. See 'docker run --help'."

At this point I'm considering other container distribution or debian.

Can anyone point out how to install docker-compose on Fedora CoreOS?

UPD: Thanks to @Bert hint this solves issue with docker-compose binary sudo rpm-ostree install libxcrypt-compat


Fedora 31 ships with libcrypt version 2. docker-compose requires libcrypt version 1. By running dnf provides libcrypt.so.1, we can see that the legacy version 1 is provided by the package libcrypt-compat. You have to just install this package using dnf install libcrypt-compat

That should take care of the first error you got.

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  • Thanks but Fedora CoreOS is not Fedora, it doesn't have dnf tool. There's rpm-ostree but I'm not yet familiar with it. UPD: Trying sudo rpm-ostree install libcrypt-compat UPD2: error: Packages not found: libcrypt-compat – Andriy F. Jun 3 at 13:35
  • This works: sudo rpm-ostree install libxcrypt-compat – Andriy F. Jun 3 at 13:41

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