docker-ce no candidate at Ubuntu 22.04?

When I follow until

sudo apt install docker-ce

it fails because it has no candidate

root@ubuntu-xwiki:~# apt-cache policy docker-ce
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:

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Bobby Iliev
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August 27, 2022

Hi there,

In addition to what has already been mentioned, alternatively, you could use the Docker convenience installation script by running the following:

  • Download the script:
curl -fsSL -o
  • Run the script:
sudo sh

Hope that this helps.



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August 27, 2022

Hi @helgeaasen,

before you try and install docker, you’ll fist need to do a few quick steps:

  1. apt update
  2. apt upgrade

The above commands are always mandatory before any installation. Next would be the required dependencies:

  1. apt install lsb-release ca-certificates apt-transport-https software-properties-common -y

Once that’s done, you’ll need to add the repository from which you’ll be installing docker

  1. curl -fsSL | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg

Once that’s done, execute the following to add it to your Ubuntu’s repository list:

  1. echo "deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture) signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg] $(lsb_release -cs) stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null

Do an

  1. apt update

just in case and then you should be good to go on the docker installation:

  1. apt install docker-ce

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