FreeBSD and Docker

Jason Cox cscoman at
Wed Jun 10 14:29:10 UTC 2015

What are you doing wrong? You are trying to run docker on FreeBSD. Docker
is a containerization technology built for Linux. It uses LXC (which is
Linux Containers) for older Kernels or docker specific bits which are now
part of the modern Linux kernel 3.10+. Docker is basically FreeBSD Jails,
with a few more features and a lot more security issues. Stay away from
docker for a while till they fix all the security issues in it or look at
Rocket from the CoreOS team.

I have not looked into Discourse, but any application that requires Docker
is not worth using at this point. I am sure there must be a way to install
it without using Docker. You can get hints of how someone gets apps working
inside a Docker container by looking at the DockerFile if you go looking at This is a build file for a containers. If
you just cannot get Discourse working on FreeBSD, then by all means switch
to a Linux install instead. Make sure it is not centos as it will not have
the update Kernel drivers for better Docker support.

On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 4:11 AM, <opendaddy at> wrote:

> Hi!
> Attempting to install the Discourse discussion forum (
> on my DigitalOcean FreeBSD VPS.
> Discourse requires Docker, however nothing happens when I try `wget -qO-
> | sh` (
> What am I doing wrong?
> Thanks!
> O.D.
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