# Installing Docker on Ubuntu 19.10 - Eoan Ermine

🗓 December 25, 2019 | 👱 By: Hugh

I upgraded to Ubuntu 19.10 on my new laptop as there were some hardware compatibility issues with 18.04 that I couldn't find a way around. Docker is part of my standard dev stack so it was one of the first things I decided to install. There was a minor hiccup along the way and I figured I'd quickly write up how I got around it and hopefully help some poor sucker out there trying to install Docker.

The official instructions to install can be found here.

You'll find a section that adds the docker repo to your apt sources:

$ sudo add-apt-repository \
   "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu \
   $(lsb_release -cs) \

You'll quickly get an error saying it can't find that repo or something.

The repository 'https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu eoan Release' does not have a Release file.

Never fear! The command added an extra line to your apt sources.list. So we'll open it up and fix it:

$ sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list

Now look down the bottom (probably) for a line that looks like this:

deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu eoan stable

And replace it with this:

deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu bionic stable

Save and exit, then update your sources and you shouldn't see any more errors as you work through the instructions.