Installation instructions for docker desktop

The instructions here

say to Install Docker Desktop,

  1. Set up Docker’s package repository as follows:
    $ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo

  2. Download the latest RPM package.

  3. Install the package with dnf as follows:
    $ sudo dnf install ./docker-desktop-<version>-<arch>-rhel.rpm

I’m having trouble with steps 2 and 3.
the docker-ce repo only seems to have the engine but not the desktop.

When I dnf download I can get docker-ce-26.1.4-1.el8.x86_64.rpm but not docker-desktop.
I’m unclear if the download comes from the docker-ce.repo, or from a different repo I have. In any case no desktop.

There is something definitely wrong with the documentation. It looks like when you click on RHEL in the list of supported platforms the menu disappears as if that page were not part of the current documentation. I saw this only when an outdated documentation were found on Google without any reference to it, but this is not the case now.

The download link should be on top of the page, but it is not there. They say it is an “Early Access” so the links could be different, but there is none. You could try the release note page:

This is what is usually linked on next to the download button as well. Find a release that has an RPM link. But it looks like that is only for amd64 CPUs. If your RHEL is amd64, that could work. but I’m not sure. There is a link in the top right corner of the RHEL documentation page. You can click on “Request a change” and report the issue.

Thanks for these comments.

I beg your forgiveness - I am a newbie to Docker.

I want to make sure I am not going down a wrong path here, so I will explain from the top what my goal is.

I am seeking to install GitLab on an RHEL 8 box. I was advised that I should do this using the “Docker Compose” method.

Docker Engine is apparently not supported for RHEL 8, however Docker Desktop is. If I install Docker Desktop following the instruction given by michele123, then I think I should be able to install the compose plugin, then follow the gitlab install instructions.

Does that sound reasonable?

If so, how do I “download the Docker Desktop RPM directly from the Docker website.” If I go to and select Download for Linux, it just brings me to the RHEL install instructions I originally linked to.

The post included a spam link and I deleted the user with the comment.

Compose is part of Docker Desktop so you don’t have to install it separately.

Regarding your question, I shared everything I could incuding the page where you can download an RPM. No idea if that works. You can report the documentation issue as I suggested in my previous post.