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What I want to do:

Install Docker and use a Postgres image to create a database to use with a Nest.js tut

What i have tried:

I have installed docker using:

yum install docker

Which yields when I do docker --version:

Docker version 20.10.17, build 100c701

But when I try systemctl start docker.service I get:

System has not been booted with systemd as init system (PID 1). Can't operate. Failed to connect to bus: Host is down

I remember using installing docker on a mac and it was a cinch

Is it really this hard to install just because of AL2023?

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  • What's "AL2023"? How do you interpret the error message? What does a systemd error have to do with database administration?
    – mustaccio
    Aug 17 at 23:04
  • It means Amazon Linux, 2023. Someone told me on stack overflow to come post this question here as it has to do with databases. Aug 17 at 23:07
  • It doesn't appear to have much to do with databases; it is about running Docker on Amazon Linux. Once you figure that one out and have some trouble with Postgres, then this site will be more appropriate.
    – mustaccio
    Aug 17 at 23:10
  • Well, I respectfully disagree because those commands should work out of the box and they don’t. Aug 17 at 23:17
  • That's fine, but please consider this: The chances of somebody knowing how to diagnose the systemd problem with Amazon Linux on this site, where people discuss database normalisation and query execution plans, are notably lower than, say, on a Linux-related site, or talking to the Amazon technical support.
    – mustaccio
    Aug 17 at 23:30

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