How to Install Docker on Manjaro 18.0

Welcome to Manjaro Tutorial. Today we are going to install Docker on Manjaro 18.0. Docker is a powerful way to deploy applications. Many developers now move and port their applications to Docker. By definitions, Docker is a technology that allows application to run on an isolated, self-contained containers. So, the application can run anywhere regardless the operating systems.

Manjaro is a well crafted Linux distribution. It is very easy to use in term of installing software. Manjaro with it’s Pacman and AUR repository provide a huge software collections, for both Desktop or Server.

Steps to Install Docker on Manjaro 18

Installation Overview

  • Update Manjaro
  • Install Docker
  • Configure Docker user

Step 1. Update Manjaro

This is an important step. I recommend you to make sure that your Manjaro system is up to date. Use the following command to update your system.

sudo pacman -Syu

This process could take few minutes, depends on the internet speed.

Step 2. Install Docker

Use this command to install Docker

sudo pacman -S docker


[dhani@dhani-pc ~]$ sudo pacman -S docker
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (2) bridge-utils-1.6-2 docker-1:18.05.0-2

Total Download Size: 32,87 MiB
Total Installed Size: 159,49 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n]

Press Y and then Enter, to confirm the installation. After sometimes, Docker should be installed on your Manjaro system. Now run and enable Docker on startup.

sudo systemctl start docker
sudo systemctl enable docker

Check Docker version

sudo docker version

It should return something like this

[dhani@dhani-pc ~]$ sudo docker version
Version: 18.05.0-ce
API version: 1.37
Go version: go1.10.2
Git commit: f150324782
Built: Wed May 16 22:27:45 2018
OS/Arch: linux/amd64
Experimental: false
Orchestrator: swarm

Version: 18.05.0-ce
API version: 1.37 (minimum version 1.12)
Go version: go1.10.2
Git commit: f150324782
Built: Wed May 16 22:28:17 2018
OS/Arch: linux/amd64
Experimental: false

Done. At this point, Docker is installed on Manjaro.

Step 3. Configure Docker user

By default, only user with root or sudo privileges can run or manage Docker. If you want to run docker without root privileges or without having to add sudo everytime, do the following

sudo usermod -aG docker $USER

Then, reboot Manjaro. 

Upon reboot, you can run docker commands without having to switch to root user or use sudo anymore. You can run with the current user privilege.



  1. Thanks, tryed to install it from Pamac but couldn’t make it connect to daemon, maybe i was missing a package. With this method all works fine.

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