This project was started before official docker support on Mac OS X. You need to use now the offical way from Docker team: https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-mac/.
It's better, faster, stronger.
Docker on OS X in three steps:
Install VirtualBox and Vagrant.
docker-osx script somewhere on your path:
bpkg install noplay/docker-osx
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/noplay/docker-osx/HEAD/docker-osx > /usr/local/bin/docker-osx chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-osx
docker-osx shell docker version
This script acts as both an installer and as Virtual machine manager. On first run, it installs an OS X binary of the Docker client and starts a virtual machine with the Docker daemon running. It then sets up the shell environment so the Docker client knows to talk to the Docker daemon on the virtual machine.
The virtual machine that Docker runs on is given the hostname
localdocker. For example, if you run
docker run -p 8000:8000 ..., then that will be available at
localdocker:8000 from OS X.
docker-osx provide additional commands as shortcuts for controlling the Vagrant VM:
Start the local Virtual Machine
Open a console on the Vagrant virtual machine.
Destroy the local Virtual Machine
Stop the Vagrant VM. You'll probably want to do this after you've finished working with Docker project to save RAM.
Start the virtual machine and open a shell with DOCKER_HOST environment variable configured.
The docker-osx script has several options that can be overridden by adding a
$HOME/.docker-osx/defaults. When docker-osx starts the VM, it will
source this file.
When modifying the defaults for docker-osx, currently, it is best to destroy any already-created VM and configure a new one with the changes.
defaults file follows:
# $HOME/.docker-osx/defaults DOCKER_IP=192.168.228.10
The installed location of the docker client.
The IP that the docker host will be mapped to on your machine.
The domain name added to
/etc/hosts, pointing at the
The port that docker will be listening on.
The version of docker that will be installed when provisioning the vagrant vm.
The URL used to download the docker client.
The URL used to download the vagrant box.
Copyright 2013 Julien Duponchelle
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