Install a Docker Engine on Linux

Docker Engine is an open source containerization technology for building and containerizing your applications.Docker Engine is available on a variety of Linux platforms, macOS and Windows 10 through Docker Desktop, and as a static binary installation.

Refer : for version where you are trying to install.

I am installing on Linux Mint. Will use Ubuntu method

Uninstall old versions

sudo apt-get remove docker docker-engine containerd runc

As it is not installed in my system it will not uninstall

himanshu@himanshu-server:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get remove docker docker-engine containerd runc
[sudo] password for himanshu:          
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package docker-engine

There are multiple methods to  install. I will use script to install

Install using the convenience script

Docker provides a convenience script at to install Docker into development environments quickly and non-interactively. The convenience script is not recommended for production environments, but can be used as an example to create a provisioning script that is tailored to your needs.

1) Download the script

curl -fsSL -o

2) Install now

sudo sh

Took 5 mins to complete.

himanshu@himanshu-server:~/Desktop$ sudo sh
# Executing docker install script, commit: b2e29ef7a9a89840d2333637f7d1900a83e7153f
+ sh -c apt-get update -qq >/dev/null
+ sh -c DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get install -y -qq apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl >/dev/null
+ sh -c mkdir -p /etc/apt/keyrings && chmod -R 0755 /etc/apt/keyrings
+ sh -c curl -fsSL "" | gpg --dearmor --yes -o /etc/apt/keyrings/docker.gpg
+ sh -c chmod a+r /etc/apt/keyrings/docker.gpg
+ sh -c echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/docker.gpg] bullseye stable" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list
+ sh -c apt-get update -qq >/dev/null
+ sh -c DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get install -y -qq --no-install-recommends docker-ce docker-ce-cli docker-compose-plugin docker-scan-plugin >/dev/null
+ version_gte 20.10
+ [ -z  ]
+ return 0
+ sh -c DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get install -y -qq docker-ce-rootless-extras >/dev/null
+ sh -c docker version
Client: Docker Engine - Community
 Version:           20.10.17
 API version:       1.41
 Go version:        go1.17.11
 Git commit:        100c701
 Built:             Mon Jun  6 23:03:17 2022
 OS/Arch:           linux/amd64
 Context:           default
 Experimental:      true

Server: Docker Engine - Community
  Version:          20.10.17
  API version:      1.41 (minimum version 1.12)
  Go version:       go1.17.11
  Git commit:       a89b842
  Built:            Mon Jun  6 23:01:23 2022
  OS/Arch:          linux/amd64
  Experimental:     false
  Version:          1.6.6
  GitCommit:        10c12954828e7c7c9b6e0ea9b0c02b01407d3ae1
  Version:          1.1.2
  GitCommit:        v1.1.2-0-ga916309
  Version:          0.19.0
  GitCommit:        de40ad0


To run Docker as a non-privileged user, consider setting up the
Docker daemon in rootless mode for your user: install

Visit to learn about rootless mode.

To run the Docker daemon as a fully privileged service, but granting non-root
users access, refer to

WARNING: Access to the remote API on a privileged Docker daemon is equivalent
         to root access on the host. Refer to the 'Docker daemon attack surface'
         documentation for details:


3) Check Docker Version

himanshu@himanshu-server:~/Desktop$ docker --version
Docker version 20.10.17, build 100c701

4) Check Docker is community or enterprise edition

himanshu@himanshu-server:~/Desktop$ docker version
Client: Docker Engine - Community
 Version:           20.10.17
 API version:       1.41
 Go version:        go1.17.11
 Git commit:        100c701
 Built:             Mon Jun  6 23:03:17 2022
 OS/Arch:           linux/amd64
 Context:           default
 Experimental:      true

5) Run a Simple Container to test

himanshu@himanshu-server:~/Desktop$ sudo docker run hello-world
Unable to find image 'hello-world:latest' locally
latest: Pulling from library/hello-world
2db29710123e: Pull complete 
Digest: sha256:13e367d31ae85359f42d637adf6da428f76d75dc9afeb3c21faea0d976f5c651
Status: Downloaded newer image for hello-world:latest

Hello from Docker!
This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly.

To generate this message, Docker took the following steps:
 1. The Docker client contacted the Docker daemon.
 2. The Docker daemon pulled the "hello-world" image from the Docker Hub.
 3. The Docker daemon created a new container from that image which runs the
    executable that produces the output you are currently reading.
 4. The Docker daemon streamed that output to the Docker client, which sent it
    to your terminal.

To try something more ambitious, you can run an Ubuntu container with:
 $ docker run -it ubuntu bash

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