Unable to find/install docker-engine


The instructions for installing on Debian were recently updated:
(I’m running Jessie 8.2, which has kernel 3.16)

For the most part they seem to work - I have the gpg key installed and can see that the apt repo is being checked. But I cannot find the docker-engine package:

brandono@elophant-dev:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign http://ftp.ca.debian.org jessie InRelease
Hit http://ftp.ca.debian.org jessie-updates InRelease
Get:1 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie InRelease [454 B]
Ign https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie InRelease
Hit http://ftp.ca.debian.org jessie Release.gpg
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates InRelease
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main Sources
Hit http://ftp.ca.debian.org jessie-updates/main Sources
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main i386 Packages
Hit https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie Release.gpg
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main Translation-en
Hit http://ftp.ca.debian.org jessie-updates/main i386 Packages
Hit https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie Release
Hit http://ftp.ca.debian.org jessie-updates/main Translation-en
Hit https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main i386 Packages
Hit http://ftp.ca.debian.org jessie Release
Get:2 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en_US [454 B]
Hit http://ftp.ca.debian.org jessie/main Sources
Get:3 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en [454 B]
Hit http://ftp.ca.debian.org jessie/main i386 Packages
Hit http://ftp.ca.debian.org jessie/main Translation-en
Get:4 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en_CA [454 B]
Get:5 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en_US [454 B]
Get:6 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en [454 B]
Get:7 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en_CA [454 B]
Get:8 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en_US [454 B]
Get:9 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en [454 B]
Get:10 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en_CA [454 B]
Get:11 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en_US [454 B]
Get:12 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en [454 B]
Get:13 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en_CA [454 B]
Get:14 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en_US [454 B]
Ign https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en_US
Get:15 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en [454 B]
Ign https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en
Get:16 https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en_CA [454 B]
Ign https://apt.dockerproject.org debian-jessie/main Translation-en_CA
Reading package lists... Done

brandono@elophant-dev:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list
deb https://apt.dockerproject.org/repo debian-jessie main

brandono@elophant-dev:~$ apt-cache policy
Package files:
 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     release a=now
 500 https://apt.dockerproject.org/repo/ debian-jessie/main i386 Packages
     release o=Docker,a=debian-jessie,n=debian-jessie,l=Docker APT Repository,c=main
     origin apt.dockerproject.org
 500 http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates/main Translation-en
 500 http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates/main i386 Packages
     release o=Debian,a=stable-updates,n=jessie-updates,l=Debian,c=main
     origin ftp.ca.debian.org
 500 http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates/main Translation-en
 500 http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates/main i386 Packages
     release v=8,o=Debian,a=stable,n=jessie,l=Debian-Security,c=main
     origin security.debian.org
 500 http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main Translation-en
 500 http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main i386 Packages
     release v=8.2,o=Debian,a=stable,n=jessie,l=Debian,c=main
     origin ftp.ca.debian.org
Pinned packages:

brandono@elophant-dev:~$ sudo apt-get install docker-engine
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package docker-engine

brandono@elophant-dev:~$ sudo apt-cache policy docker-engine
N: Unable to locate package docker-engine

It seems that this repo does not contain the package (or perhaps there’s some config I’m missing).

There is an entry under my setup on the repo (add https:// to see in browser):


But I noticed that i386 has size 0 (may not matter).

I’ve tried rebooting (this is a new machine), apt-get upgrade, and googling, but haven’t found anything that helps.

I did find different install instructions on the master docs:

And indeed, if I look for the old package, I find it. Could the new docs simply be pointing to the wrong package?

brandono@elophant-dev:~$ sudo apt-cache policy docker.io
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:

I’m tempted to install that one, but I don’t want to shoot myself in the foot in case it is no longer supported. Any help or advice is appreciated.


I tried installing docker.io that was found in the steps I detailed previously. It’s been marked as deprecated.

brandono@elophant-dev:~$ sudo apt-get install docker.io
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package docker.io is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package 'docker.io' has no installation candidate


As of now Docker deamon only has packages available for 64 bit Linux hosts. Docker client works on both 32 bit and 64 bit Machines. So you should try the installation on a 64bit debian box.


Seems repos was not updated for docker. try to run apt-get install docker.io that will resolve the dependencies and install it,

The following NEW packages will be installed:
cgroupfs-mount docker.io ubuntu-fan