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Getting started with Docker on Debian Jessie

This is a quick start guide for installing docker on Debian 8(Jessie). Let us enable the required repositories for installing Docker.

Add the following lines to the file /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie-backports main contrib non-free
deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie-backports main contrib non-free

Let us update the package list by running the following command

#apt-get update

Now let us install docker from the updated package list.

#apt-get install docker-io

Once the installation we can try pulling a OS layer from the docker repository.

#docker search debian

The output will be something like this

NAME                                 DESCRIPTION                                     STARS     OFFICIAL   AUTOMATED
ubuntu                               Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating s...   2028      [OK]       
debian                               Debian is a Linux distribution that's comp...   585       [OK]       
google/debian                                                                        47                   [OK]
neurodebian                          NeuroDebian provides neuroscience research...   10        [OK]       
jesselang/debian-vagrant             Stock Debian Images made Vagrant-friendly ...   4                    [OK]
eboraas/debian                       Debian base images, for all currently-avai...   3                    [OK]
mschuerig/debian-subsonic            Subsonic 5.1 on Debian/wheezy.                  3                    [OK]
armbuild/debian                      ARMHF port of debian                            3                    [OK]
fike/debian-postgresql               PostgreSQL 9.4 until 9.0 version running D...   2                    [OK]
webhippie/debian                     Docker images for debian                        1                    [OK]
maxexcloo/debian                     Docker base image built on Debian with Sup...   1                    [OK]
takeshi81/debian-wheezy-php          Debian wheezy based PHP repo.                   1                    [OK]
netw0rkeu/debian                     Debian base image                               1                    [OK]
kalabox/debian                                                                       1                    [OK]
tomdavidson/debian                   Simple Debian service with nice add script...   1                    [OK]
yaronr/debian-wheezy                 Debian Wheezy, 85mb, with a few extras          0                    [OK]
visono/debian                        Docker base image of debian 7 with tools i...   0                    [OK]
redswarm/debian-dronesim-autobuild   This repository contains a Debian image wi...   0                    [OK]
azukiapp/debian                      Docker image to run Linux Debian (jessie) ...   0                    [OK]
razmo/debian                         Debian base                                     0                    [OK]
nathonfowlie/debian-jre              Latest Debian image with the JRE pre-insta...   0                    [OK]
konstruktoid/debian                  Debian base image                               0                    [OK]
eeacms/debian                        Docker image for Debian to be used with EE...   0                    [OK]
mariorez/debian                      Debian Containers for PHP Projects              0                    [OK]
reinblau/debian                      Debian with usefully default packages for ...   0                    [OK]

Now let us run the docker debian container using the following command

$ docker run -itP debian /bin/bash
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