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Replied to "Docker Is Not Running" When Installing Laravel From Linux

Thanks to all those that replied. Yes, this was a permissions issue with docker.

You can trace the error message to the /bin/sail file. There, the line says:

# Ensure that Docker is running...
if ! docker info > /dev/null 2>&1; then
    echo -e "${WHITE}Docker is not running.${NC}"

    exit 1

but i knew docker was there and working. So, I tried docker info from my terminal and discovered it was a permissions issue.

I read the docs and found the same solution as posted by @sylvain92 above, at , and it solved the problem.

However, I was unable to get those permissions to "stick" beyond the current terminal session. If I close the terminal, I have to follow the instructions again. More investigation needed.

As an aside, I was following the Laravel docs on Sail on a new Laravel project. This was on an Ubuntu machine which was a fresh installation. For anyone else in this situation, I can confirm that there are MANY hurdles to jump over to even get to point of being able to start an installation. When docker was causing me issues, I had to revert to composer, but that brought it's own problems - installing composer, upgrading PHP, etc.

When I did get going with docker I was met with further problems to do with mysql and apache running and taking up ports.

I came into this Sail project with the expectation that this was going to be a simple thing to get up and running - that is how it is pitched - and it is far from simple. I'm reasonably competent with this stuff and it was a headache for me. I really feel for those who don't have the experience who hope to hit the ground running with Sail. I'm sorry to say that it is not that simple. (Maybe on MAC and Windows it is a lot easier...?)

(After I ran into the first few problems, I began to make notes, with the aim of putting together a quickstart guide for others to follow who might find themselves in my shoes - save the next person from a lot of googling. However, my notes became such a tangled mess in the end that I doubt I could cobble together anything worthwhile.)

4 months ago
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Started a new Conversation "Docker Is Not Running" When Installing Laravel From Linux

I thought I'd follow the docs to get Laravel up and running with Sail.

At the point in the docs where it says:

curl -s | bash

I received the message in the terminal "Docker is not running"

This is my first outing with Docker. Docker Engine is installed and tested as per the instructions on the docker webpages. I'm on Ubuntu.