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Can't delete image with children

Hi
I am trying
docker rmi c565603bc87f
Error response from daemon: conflict: unable to delete c565603bc87f (cannot be forced) - image has dependent child images
So i can’t delete image even with -f flag. How to delete image then and all of its children ?

uname -a
Linux goracio-pc 4.4.0-24-generic #43-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 8 19:27:37 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

docker version
Client:
Version: 1.11.2
API version: 1.23
Go version: go1.5.4
Git commit: b9f10c9
Built: Wed Jun 1 22:00:43 2016
OS/Arch: linux/amd64

Server:
Version: 1.11.2
API version: 1.23
Go version: go1.5.4
Git commit: b9f10c9
Built: Wed Jun 1 22:00:43 2016
OS/Arch: linux/amd64

Greetings goracio,

I am having the exact same problem:

root@seltzer:~/docker# docker images
REPOSITORY TAG IMAGE ID CREATED SIZE
vm370suite705 latest e7dd249ea187 25 hours ago 1.271 GB
v01 latest 5c07b467adbd 5 days ago 1.271 GB
vm370suite latest 5c07b467adbd 5 days ago 1.271 GB
vm370suite_2016-07-05 latest 5c07b467adbd 5 days ago 1.271 GB
vm370suite_2016 latest 5c07b467adbd 5 days ago 1.271 GB
vm370suite_2016-06-30-7 latest ebb63b5a6bb0 5 days ago 1.271 GB
vm370suite_2016-06-30-6 latest e843e6b2c9fd 5 days ago 1.271 GB
vm370suite_2016-06-30-5 latest abc25f2ec8f2 5 days ago 1.168 GB
vm370suite_2016-06-30-4 latest 5050914ddc99 5 days ago 1.065 GB
vm370suite_2016-06-30-3 latest c105a959afa7 6 days ago 1.065 GB
vm370suite_2016-06-30-2 latest 46bee88ae25d 6 days ago 1.065 GB
nate/dockviz latest 3ee5f8ba9d07 3 weeks ago 6.091 MB
ubuntu latest 2fa927b5cdd3 5 weeks ago 122 MB
debian latest 1742affe03b5 6 weeks ago 125.1 MB

Note that the containers with the same key are:

root@seltzer:~/docker# docker images | grep adbd
v01 latest 5c07b467adbd 5 days ago 1.271 GB
vm370suite latest 5c07b467adbd 5 days ago 1.271 GB
vm370suite_2016-07-05 latest 5c07b467adbd 5 days ago 1.271 GB
vm370suite_2016 latest 5c07b467adbd 5 days ago 1.271 GB

These do not want to budge… see?
root@seltzer:~/docker# docker rmi 5c07b467adbd
Error response from daemon: conflict: unable to delete 5c07b467adbd (cannot be forced) - image has dependent child images

What to do?

I am also,helping
error codeing:

Error response from daemon: conflict: unable to delete 6ed35665f88f (cannot be forced) - image has dependent child images

Hi there, i had the same problem than you, so i check on the internet and i made me sad that the answer exist on Stack over flows but not on the Docker’s forum.

  1. open your terminal and enter :
    docker inspect --format=’{{.Id}} {{.Parent}}’ $(docker images --filter since=<image_id> -q)
    where you replace <image_id> by your image id (Yeah, man, obviously)
    It will kill every children
  2. then , write :
    docker rmi <image_id>
  3. if it tell you that it is link to a docker so remove it too with the command :
    docker rm < docker_id>
    and then go back to point 2) to end the process .

Normally it should work .

you can find the source below : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38118791/can-t-delete-image-with-children

Umm… I am also having issues with deleting unused images and the command above does not seem to help.

docker image rm b602d8daff1b

Error response from daemon: conflict: unable to delete b602d8daff1b (cannot be forced) -image has dependent child images

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The format of the above was a bit weird too.

So any idea’s what is going on?

The Docker thread should provide a solution but doesn’t, and its an impediment on my development environment.

@kscott5
I’m not sure, but do you have first to delete the stopped container before removing the image?!

@jeremyy55
It doesn’t work for me too!:frowning_face:

Edit: Solved!:sunglasses:
You have to enter the full id (not a part of the id only), then the output will show some sha:256 hashes with one and the same id.
Then you can remove the image with

docker rmi id

Please refer to the below command to fix the issue as i was facing the same error:
docker rmi < image id > -f
this will forcefully delete the children while removing image.

Hi there,
If you run the below command to see the docker hidden images in the background.
docker images -a

Search for the child image. Once that is confirmed, run the following image using the command:
docker rmi $(docker images -a | grep “< none>” | awk ‘{print $3}’)

This will remove all the unused images that are not being used.
Note: in the query above remove space before none in "< none>"

Hello everyone, to delete an image you have to delete all the images from the same repository

for example if you want to delete an image based on Ubuntu you have to put all the id that are from the same repository