In this quickstart guide, we’ll install Docker Compose on an Ubuntu 20.04 server.
For a more detailed version of this tutorial, with more explanations of each step, please refer to How To Install and Use Docker Compose on Ubuntu 20.04.
To follow this guide, you’ll need access to an Ubuntu 20.04 server or local machine as a
sudo user, and Docker installed on this system.
Step 1 — Download Docker Compose
Start by confirming the most recent Docker Compose release available in their releases page. At the time of this writing, the most current stable version is
Run the following command to download Docker Compose and make this software globally accessible on your system as
- sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.26.0/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
Step 2 — Set Up Executable Permissions
Next, set the correct permissions to make sure the
docker-compose command is executable:
- sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
To verify that the installation was successful, run:
You’ll see output similar to this:
Outputdocker-compose version 1.26.0, build 8a1c60f6
Docker Compose is now successfully installed on your system.
Here are links to more detailed guides related to this tutorial: