Permission denied /var/run/docker.sock when running "docker in docker"
I have a container inside which I need to use another container (the first container holds my build env, and some of the projects are built by creating a container). I read about avoiding docker-in-docker, and followed the advice here: https://jpetazzo.github.io/2015/09/03/do-not-use-docker-in-docker-for-ci/ So I run the container like this:
docker run -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -ti 6519bf891fee bash
This is what I get, trying to run
docker hello-world inside the container:
root@345cf0f934c3:/# docker run hello-world docker: Got permission denied while trying to connect to the Docker daemon socket at unix:///var/run/docker.sock: Post http://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker.sock/v1.39/containers/create: dial unix /var/run/docker.sock: connect: permission denied. See 'docker run --help'.
I don’t think I’m supposed to have permission problems. I am running as root both in the host and in the container, and have added the docker user to sudoers group in both.
srw-rw----. 1 root root 0 Nov 29 08:58 /var/run/docker.sock
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