‘command not found’ when I try to run docker-compose

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I’m running Armbian 20.05.7 stable on an Odroid HC2 (XU4). I installed Docker Compose using the instrux found in the Linux section of the Docker install page.
I’m logged in as root via SSH. I run the curl command (which I literally copied/pasted from the docs install page)

curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.26.2/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose


chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

and I check it with

which docker-compose

which returns:



When I try to test the installation…

docker-compose --version

it returns:
bash: /usr/bin/docker-compose: Permission denied
Notice that it seems to want /usr/bin instead of /usr/local/bin, so (as suggested on the docs install page) I run

ln -s /usr/local/bin/docker-compose /usr/bin/docker-compose

and I try to test the installation again. Now it returns:
/usr/bin/docker-compose: line 1: Not: command not found

I removed everything and tried the curl command (pointed at /usr/bin instead of /usr/local/bin) again, followed by the chmod command. Now which docker-compose returns
So I try to test the installation again with docker-compose --version and I get the same thing:
/usr/bin/docker-compose: line 1: Not: command not found


What in the heck am I doing wrong? I tried posting this on the Docker forums but no one has responded so I'm wondering if it's more of an Armbian issue.

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3 hours ago, ErniePantuso said:

I'm wondering if it's more of an Armbian issue.


On a user space level its almost 99% chances that its not an Armbian issue. It can be yet another GNU software bug. "1000 people's" work we don't even try to fix or problem with a software you are trying to install.



As you can see, ARM architecture is not available as binary. You will need to build from sources.

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In case anyone stumbles upon this and, like me, is trying to install docker-compose on Debian Buster-based Armbian (arm64 architecture) the answer, as it turns out, is quite simple...

Install Docker using softy. (Softy does all the work - it's great!) I recommend testing the install with

docker run hello-world

Once that's done and successful, you can just run 

sudo apt install docker-compose

and it just works. If you want to test it, paste this into docker-compose.yml:

version: '3'  
    image: nginx:latest
     - "8080:80"
     - php
    image: php:7-fpm

then run 

docker-compose up -d && docker ps


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