Docker-compose build Error

I am try to build Docker in ubuntu Desktop 18.04 on virsualBox for testing.
I have got an error :
metasfresh@metasfresh-VM:~$ cd metasfresh-docker/
metasfresh@metasfresh-VM:~/metasfresh-docker$ docker-compose build
Building db
ERROR: Couldn’t connect to Docker daemon at http+docker://localhost - is it running?

If it’s at a non-standard location, specify the URL with the DOCKER_HOST environment variable.
any Help?


I would strongly recommend to use a server operating system like ubuntu 18.04LTS for setting up metasfresh with docker.
As it is an Enterprise software which is designed to run on a server not on a desktop.

Maybe you can setup a VM with Ubuntu Server ?


Yes , I will do that . I hope it will going well.

We wanted to install metafresh on an ubuntu 18.04 server. Then we realized that metafresh insists to have docker installed. This we will not do and we gave up on metafresh. Now we are using Dolibarr with great success.

cheers, Franz

Hi Franz,

currently you can install metasfresh also without Docker using the Ubuntu Installer for 16.04 Server.
We are working on support for 18.04 as well.


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