Docker for Mac

Docker for Mac requirement/limitation(s)

  • The installer is GUI based, so it requires to access to UI/Screen.
  • The installer creates symbolic links to docker* commands at /usr/local/bin, and the actual executables are located at your ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.docker/bin
    • This means that the installation of docker* commands is for 1 particular account only, not for multiple users
  • For those docker* commands to run, the docker server needs to be run. Also the docker server is GUI based, so it requires to access to UI/Screen.
  • In short, the docker for Mac (as of docker 1.12) , requires UI/Screen and designed to be used by 1 account.

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