My goal is to install Docker 18.09 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SLES 12 SP3).
I can successfully download and install docker version 17.09.1_ce-98.18.1 using zypper from repositories available to me. My goal is to install Docker version 18 and see if using that version bypasses an intermittent bug I see sometimes.
I have downloaded the CentOS RPM for Docker 18.09 since I don't see SLES12 as a supported binary. Other RPMs have installed in the past. The prerequisite packages (containerd.io and docker-ce-cli) install as RPMs without error.
Why does docker-ce-3:18.09 installation on SLES 12 throw "systemd-units needed" message?
I do not understand what the
systemd-units error is here. The
systemd package is already installed.
zypper is complaining that
systemd does not have any startup or unit files in the docker-ce RPM. Is there an argument I should pass to
zypper to unpack the systemd unit file in the correct place for SLES12?
The RPM contains
/usr/lib/systemd/system/docker.service which I assume is the
systemd-units file zypper is complaining about.
node01:~ # rpm -qa | grep -i system systemd-228-150.40.1.x86_64 grub2-systemd-sleep-plugin-2.02-4.19.1.noarch libboost_system1_54_0-1.54.0-26.3.1.x86_64 util-linux-systemd-2.29.2-3.5.4.x86_64 systemd-presets-branding-SLE-12.2-2.26.noarch systemd-bash-completion-228-150.40.1.noarch systemd-sysvinit-228-150.40.1.x86_64 libsystemd0-228-150.40.1.x86_64 filesystem-13.1-14.15.x86_64 node01:~ # zypper install /tmp/docker-ce-18.09.0-3.el7.x86_64.rpm Loading repository data... Reading installed packages... Resolving package dependencies... Problem: nothing provides systemd-units needed by docker-ce-3:18.09.0-3.el7.x86_64 Solution 1: do not install docker-ce-3:18.09.0-3.el7.x86_64 Solution 2: break docker-ce-3:18.09.0-3.el7.x86_64 by ignoring some of its dependencies Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/c] (c): c node01:~ # zypper search systemd-units Loading repository data... Reading installed packages... No matching items found. node01:~ # uname -a Linux node01 4.4.132-94.33-default #1 SMP Tue May 29 20:09:56 UTC 2018 (76aae3b) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux node01:~ # cat /etc/issue Welcome to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 (x86_64) - Kernel \r (\l). node01:~ #