There are 2 ways to install Docker engine on Ubuntu, one is easy but the version not as updated. The other one is more complex but is the official way in

1. Easy Way (For older docker version)

Note the package name

sudo apt-get install

2. Hard Way (For latest docker version)

Follow this guide.

  1. Uninstall old versions
    sudo apt-get remove docker docker-engine containerd runc
  2. Setup apt-repository for docker
  3. Install Docker engine
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli
  4. Verify that Docker engine is installed correctly
    sudo docker run hello-world

Bonus – Install docker-compose

Follow this docker-compose guide.

  1. Download current stable release of Docker Compose
    sudo curl -L "$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
  2. Apply executable permissions to the binary
    sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
  3. Test installation
    docker-compose --version