No offense against Docker. I like the concept and the software!
– This guide works for docker toolbox and old boot2docker, some boot2docker steps uninstall steps are not needed but it will not hurt for docker toolbox uninstallation –
But I absolutely do not like the official Docker OS X installer (install manual). Things are improved with docker toolbox but uninstalling is still not trivial.
The reason for this are:
It installs Virtualbox and has downgraded my existing Virtualbox Host software(seems this is fixed for Docker toolbox now).
- It installs an app and several binaries.
- Everything packaged up into a
.pkgand no uninstall app or instructions anywhere!
In summary it tries to do too much. Many developers use tools like Vagrant & Homebrew. Why not go that way?
Uninstall steps for boot2docker / Docker
Be sure you’ve only used the official installer. This uninstall guide is not the right one if you have installed Docker with e.g. Homebrew or other methods.
If you also want to delete all your docker machines first run:
Stop boot2docker and delete the VBox image:
Remove boot2docker & docker app:
Remove all Docker and boot2docker command line tools:
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Remove docker packages:
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Remove boot2docker VBox image:
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Remove boot2docker ssh keys:
Remove additional boot2docker files in
Remove docker toolbox config folder:
Remove the environmental variable
DOCKER_HOST in case you have fixed it somewhere like e.g. in
(Optional) Uninstall steps for Virtualbox
You can also delete Virtualbox of course. But if you are a developer you probably need it anyway. In case your VBox got also downgraded: Reinstall Virtualbox.
If you really want to uninstall Virtualbox:
- Download the latest official Virtualbox installer.
- Open the DMG file and execute the uninstaller. Simple!
- Also remove docker toolbox
- Added newest uninstall procedures for docker toolbox.
- Added ssh keys uninstall. Thx to @mtscout6.
- boot2docker has now an official uninstall script but I do not know how you are supposed to run it except downloading it directly from github and execute it :( Today I’ve checked and it is not inside the official pkg installer. It also does not remove the boot2docker app from your programs.
- Added uninstall routines for