[GNC-dev] Building debian files within Docker

Dale Phurrough dale at hidale.com
Sun Sep 15 13:37:14 EDT 2019

Hello. I recommend you ensure you have a working docker installation.
https://docs.docker.com/get-started/#test-docker-installation provides a
method to test. You should see a success with that hello-world.
and you did read... https://docs.docker.com/install/linux/linux-postinstall/

If no joy with the above, I recommend you engage with Docker's community
support resources and/or google search. I saw a lot of matching results
with that error that include solutions.

If the above hello-world demonstrates you have a successful docker install,
then please send me (privately) your docker-compose.yml and I'll look at
it. However, I don't think there's anything in that file that could cause
the error you got. 🤔


On Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 4:53 AM Stephen M. Butler <kg7je at arrl.net> wrote:

> On 9/12/19 10:56 AM, Dale Phurrough wrote:
> > Good news :-) Next? I recommend the setup and quick start at
> > https://github.com/diablodale/gnucash-dev-docker
> > If you encounter problems following that, please do loop me in. I want
> > to fix it/be more clear while balancing with brevity.
> >
> > Yes, the build/test containers are themselves many distros of Linux.
> > They've been building and testing 3 branches of Gnucash on 14 of the
> > major distros for two
> > months https://diablodale.github.io/gnucash-dev-docker/
> > You can click on any of the badges to see the log of the build and
> > test process for that specific distro/branch.
> > The docker-compose in the git repo has all the distros you mention
> > except for cosmic (18.10).
> > Probably trivial to add cosmic. Edit docker-compose.yml, make a copy
> > of the 19.04 section that is already in there to make a new section
> > for 18.10 while changing the four occurrences in that new section from
> > "19.04" to "18.10"
> >
> > Happy hacking!
> > --Dale
> Took awhile to get back to this.  In the meantime, the shed now has
> trusses up and the roof sheeting.  About 1/3 of the roof shingled.
> Sunday's project is to finish the roof!  [12x16 feet].
> I made the change to add in 18.10 and must have mangled something.
> Attempting to start 18.04 results in:
> docker-compose up -d ubuntu-18.04
> ERROR: Couldn't connect to Docker daemon at http+docker://localhost - is
> it running?
> If it's at a non-standard location, specify the URL with the DOCKER_HOST
> environment variable.
> Which step did I miss?

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