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On Ubuntu 16.04

sudo apt install docker-ce

Moving images and containers

More information there:

#Saving /etc/fstab
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.$(date +%Y-%m-%d)  

## get partitions UUID
sudo blkid

## Open fstab
sudo pluma /etc/fstab

Add the following :

## Data partition
UUID=<UUID of the wanted partition>	/media/data	ext4 defaults	0	2
whereis docker
# docker: /usr/bin/docker /usr/lib/docker /etc/docker /usr/share/man/man1/docker.1.gz

sudo service docker stop  
sudo mkdir /media/data/docker
#if existiong docker directory
sudo rm -Rf docker/

sudo mkdir docker
cd docker/
rsync -aqxP /var/lib/docker/ .
sudo service docker start
sudo service docker status

Adding new destination to fstab

sudo pluma /etc/fstab
## new Docker folder
/media/data/docker /var/lib/docker none bind 0 0

Some interesting docker images


# for the latest
docker pull kartoza/qgis-desktop

# for the 2.14 release
docker pull kartoza/qgis-desktop:2.14


# for the latest version
docker pull kartoza/postgis

Using dockerized xelatex and pandoc

Get the image

Used image:

docker pull bakaniko/pandoc-latex:0.1

bashrc aliases

Add those lines to ~/.bash.rc

For pandoc:

alias pandoc=‘docker run –rm -i -t -v $PWD:/data –user=“$(id -u):$(id -g)” bakaniko/pandoc-latex:0.1 pandoc’

For Xetex/Xelatex:

alias xetex=‘docker run –rm -i -t -v $PWD:/data –user=“$(id -u):$(id -g)” bakaniko/pandoc-latex:0.1 xetex’

alias xelatex=‘docker run –rm -i -t -v $PWD:/data –user=“$(id -u):$(id -g)” bakaniko/pandoc-latex:0.1 xelatex’


bashrc aliases

Add those lines to ~/.bash.rc

To list all images on disk:

alias di=“docker images”

To clean all orphaned images:

function docker-clean(){ docker rmi -f $(docker images -q -a -f dangling=true) }


I had some issues with docker (probably messed up with some configuration files) so I have to start the docker daemon manually.

sudo dockerd -s overlay

I solved it by removing the ~/.docker/docker folder and rsync again the folder with /var/lib/docker/.


It is not recommended to use the file /lib/systemd/system/docker.service

Because it changes at each new version. If copied in /etc/systemd/system, they will be overloaded.