Installing Docker on Ubuntu 19.10 – Eoan Ermine

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) \
   stable"

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.



3 thoughts on “Installing Docker on Ubuntu 19.10 – Eoan Ermine”

    1. The maintainers only support Docker on the LTS versions of Ubuntu which are released every two years, so 16.04 (Xenial) and 18.04 (Bionic), and soon 20.04 once it is released.

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