We need to download Docker Compose (DC) to use with an IBM Windows product. The IBM instructions and Docker instructions are confusing and seemingly at odds.
Issue 1 - Downloading DC
The IBM instructions give two ways to download DC; either manually from [https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/tag/1.23.2] and then rename the file to ‘Docker-Compose.exe’ or, using the Docker instructions at [https://docs.docker.com/compose/install/] via PowerShell.
Is there any difference between these two methods if you download the same version ? My tests would say not (same file, with the same name in the same location) but I wondering why there are two methods ?
Issue 2 - Running DC ?
The Docker instructions ,as above, say under the Windows install instructions, as step 2, to ‘Run the executable to install Docker Compose’ but the PowerShell script already renames the EXE and puts it in the [C:\Program Files\Docker] folder and DC does not appear to be an installer - just the program to be executed by Docker. When I try and run the exe in a command window I just get shown a list of arguments to supply to the DC EXE - in other words it is an actual binary rather than an installer.
I am just wondering if I am missing something or Docker have made a misprint including step 2.
Can someone comment and let me know if I am correct with the above two points ?