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Using pycharm docker plugin with docker beta

(Dafire) #1

I would like to try to use the pycharm docker plugin to start docker containers in the docker for mac beta, but I have problems to set it up…

Is this currently possible at all ? I would need to set an api url (which would probably contain docker.local and certificates folder.


(Chrisevans) #2

I’m also interested in this.

(Stefan Foulis) #3

Related issue on the PyCharm issue tracker:

(Dave Tucker) #4


The supported mechanism for talking to Docker for Mac is over the Unix socket at /var/run/docker.sock. Looking at the PyCharm stack trace - it appears to be written in Java. It seems that docker-java also supports communication over Unix sockets so this should be possible!

– Dave

(Stefan Foulis) #5

I upgraded to
Docker for Mac Version 1.11.0-beta8 (build: 6072)
and the problem remains.
I don’t know if the problem is with PyCharm or Docker for Mac.

(Dave Tucker) #6

@stefanfoulis this is a PyCharm issue

(Giantrobots) #7

Definitely a pycharm issue.

I was looking for an exposed ip like I use with docker-machine to develop for a workaround where could I find the ip? http://localhost:2356 doesn’t work like I imagine it would neither did, Any advice would be appreciated.

(Dave Tucker) #8

I’m afraid unix:///var/run/docker.sock is the only supported method for talking to the Docker API when using Docker for Mac!

(Himikk) #9

Temporary workaround is use local TCP port (tcp:// in pycharm docker settings and pipe TCP to UNIX socket.

I use socat:
$socat TCP-LISTEN:2376,reuseaddr,fork UNIX-CLIENT:/var/run/docker.sock

Where is the Docker config file for Docker Beta on Mac?
(Dave Tucker) #10

That workaround opens port 2376 to the world… as TLS isn’t enabled, this is a bad idea as anyone on the same network can hijack your docker daemon

You might want to try this:

$ socat TCP-LISTEN:2375,range=,reuseaddr,fork UNIX-CLIENT:/var/run/docker.sock

Port 2375 is still open to the world, but only connections from are permitted. There may be a better option i.e don’t listen on all interfaces, but I’m not familiar enough with socat to advise.

The recommended fix would be for PyCharm to fix this in their code.

Enable TCP access for Docker for Mac
How to access Docker TCP Socket?
[worked around] Docker HTTP(S) API no longer available in beta9?
Start the docker deamon on a specific port (2375)
(Rschweppes) #11

I tried socat, and it works for building images, but PyCharm fails with com.github.dockerjava.api.exception.InternalServerErrorException: EOF error trying to run container:

(Himikk) #12

This must be more secure:
socat TCP-LISTEN:2376,reuseaddr,fork,bind= UNIX-CLIENT:/var/tmp/docker.sock

Anyway docker fails immediately after container starts. It return 500 error code and EOF
There is part of communication log between PyCharm and Docker (you can see it with -v socat option)

2016/05/15 02:05:13.424460 length=326 from=0 to=325
POST /containers/cd502cce0cd3f45880c5fc8b77785f540fc9883f9638b813444cad96fce8ea4f/start HTTP/1.1\r
Accept: application/json\r
Content-Type: application/json\r
User-Agent: Jersey/2.11 (Apache HttpClient 4.3.1)\r
Transfer-Encoding: chunked\r
Connection: Keep-Alive\r
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate\r
< 2016/05/15 02:05:13.429149 length=153 from=2248 to=2400
HTTP/1.1 200 OK\r
Content-Type: application/vnd.docker.raw-stream\r
Transfer-Encoding: identity\r
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 21:05:13 GMT\r
Connection: close\r
< 2016/05/15 02:05:13.472815 length=199 from=0 to=198
HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error\r
Content-Length: 4\r
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8\r
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 21:05:13 GMT\r
Server: Docker/1.11.1 (linux)\r
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff\r
< 2016/05/15 02:05:13.473179 length=4 from=199 to=202

(Mpaton) #13

What is the latest on Docker for Mac / PyCharm integration. I would like to deploy to a container that I have previously built, but cannot seem to get the settings correct…