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docker-ce vs docker from Fedora repo

asked 2018-07-14 01:22:36 -0500

fasulia gravatar image

What is the difference between "docker" from Fedora's "updates" repository, and "docker-ce" from docker's own website?

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answered 2018-07-14 02:17:11 -0500

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updated 2018-07-14 02:22:25 -0500

The docker package in Fedora is being built from upstream docker code. Fedora adds a few config files (for systemd services, logrotate, network configuration).

You can see all the changes to the upstream package on You may want to select the branch for the Fedora version you are using.

EDIT: This comment was written under the assuption that Docker uses their own public code for creating their docker images. They may also do other modifications I don't know about.

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Also, the docker package in Fedora is tested a bit more (unless you're using Rawhide or updates-testing) and thus behind upstream releases by a few days.

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2018-07-14 02:21:11 -0500 )edit

So, Fedora's docker package is based on upstream docker code from projectatomic, which itself is based on mobyproject. "Moby is NOT recommended for the following use cases: Application developers looking for an easy way to run their applications in containers. We recommend Docker CE instead." So convoluted. I'd like to stick with Fedora's packages, but for someone getting started, the standard docker-ce seems like a better choice.

fasulia gravatar imagefasulia ( 2018-07-14 11:42:29 -0500 )edit

The so-called “upstream Docker code” has not been updated for more than a year. This is very surprising given the fact that Fedora is a fast-evolving distribution. There are so many features missing in “latest” Docker provided by Fedora.

Franklin Yu gravatar imageFranklin Yu ( 2018-12-20 00:01:35 -0500 )edit

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