Is it possible to install docker? Fresh latest build

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root@orangepizero:~# uname -r
root@orangepizero:~# cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)"
NAME="Debian GNU/Linux"
VERSION="10 (buster)"



Only run sud apt get update / upgrade

and then

sudo apt install



however it threw out this



Job for docker.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
See "systemctl status docker.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.
invoke-rc.d: initscript docker, action "start" failed.
* docker.service - Docker Application Container Engine
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/docker.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: activating (auto-restart) (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2019-09-17 13:41:42 UTC; 65ms ago
  Process: 9480 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/dockerd -H fd:// $DOCKER_OPTS (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 9480 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
dpkg: error processing package (--configure):
 installed package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.28-10) ...
Processing triggers for systemd (241-7~deb10u1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.5-2) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)



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7 hours ago, GilGonGan said:

This did end up working, is there a 'correct' CLI way to install docker though? 

Our script uses "correct" way:


1. Adds sources
2. Download key
3. Update and install

You can also check official instructions which does the same.

There is a note:

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

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@IgorI'm not quite sure if this is the problem but the current docker install script which I followed from your link above:


leads to download a script that differs from the script used in procedure install_docker in armbian-config. Thus errors 404 on docker install.


On armbian-config script the expression

echo "deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture)]${family,,} $distribution edge"

 returns the broken value of 

deb [arch=armhf]  edge

which leads to error when doing apt update for docker.list so unable to install docker-ce



The script from the link I stated above puts this in the docker.list:


deb [arch=armhf] buster stable


which seems ok and the install goes further and installs the docker-ce.


Edited by surenz
correct repo in last code entry
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I see in the docker install script the following text:

# The channel to install from:
#   * nightly
#   * test
#   * stable
#   * edge (deprecated)

 so I think  that  stable is OK instead of edge .

At least on my armbian buster it installed the docker correctly and I'm currently trying Home assistant supervised install.

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