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This image is deprecated. We will not offer support for this image and it will not be updated. Docker Compose is now available from the docker repos:

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The team brings you another container release featuring:

  • regular and timely application updates
  • easy user mappings (PGID, PUID)
  • custom base image with s6 overlay
  • weekly base OS updates with common layers across the entire ecosystem to minimise space usage, down time and bandwidth
  • regular security updates

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docker-compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. With Compose, you use a Compose file to configure your application's services. Then, using a single command, you create and start all the services from your configuration.


Supported Architectures

We utilise the docker manifest for multi-platform awareness. More information is available from docker here and our announcement here.

Simply pulling should retrieve the correct image for your arch, but you can also pull specific arch images via tags.

The architectures supported by this image are:

Architecture Available Tag
x86-64 amd64-<version tag>
arm64 arm64v8-<version tag>
armhf arm32v7-<version tag>

Version Tags

This image provides various versions that are available via tags. Please read the descriptions carefully and exercise caution when using unstable or development tags.

Tag Available Description
latest docker-compose v1 releases
alpine docker-compose v1 releases with our alpine baseimage
v2 docker compose v2 releases


Docker cli

docker run --rm \
  -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
  -v "$PWD:$PWD" \
  -w="$PWD" \ \
You can replace the last line with any docker-compose command and argument, which will be passed to docker-compose inside the image.

We provide a very convenient script that allows the docker-compose container to run as if it was installed natively:

sudo curl -L --fail -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Running these two commands on your docker host once will let you issue commands such as docker-compose up -d and the docker-compose container will do its job behind the scenes.

Docker Mods

Docker Mods Docker Universal Mods

We publish various Docker Mods to enable additional functionality within the containers. The list of Mods available for this image (if any) as well as universal mods that can be applied to any one of our images can be accessed via the dynamic badges above.

Support Info

  • Shell access whilst the container is running: docker exec -it docker-compose /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime: docker logs -f docker-compose
  • container version number
  • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' docker-compose
  • image version number
  • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}'

Updating Info

Most of our images are static, versioned, and require an image update and container recreation to update the app inside. With some exceptions (ie. nextcloud, plex), we do not recommend or support updating apps inside the container. Please consult the Application Setup section above to see if it is recommended for the image.

Below are the instructions for updating containers:

Via Docker Run

  • Update the image: docker pull
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Building locally

If you want to make local modifications to these images for development purposes or just to customize the logic:

git clone
cd docker-docker-compose
docker build \
  --no-cache \
  --pull \
  -t .

The ARM variants can be built on x86_64 hardware using multiarch/qemu-user-static

docker run --rm --privileged multiarch/qemu-user-static:register --reset

Once registered you can define the dockerfile to use with -f Dockerfile.aarch64.


  • 16.02.23: - Deprecate image.
  • 15.03.22: - Add v2 branch. Change master to only fetch v1 releases. Change alpine to only fetch v1 releases. Rebase master to focal. Rebase alpine to 3.15.
  • 17.12.20: - Update with formatting changes.
  • 04.10.20: - Update with changes from upstream.
  • 31.08.20: - Update tox and virtualenv.
  • 31.07.20: - Add support for global env var DOCKER_COMPOSE_IMAGE_TAG in the script.
  • 06.07.20: - Publish docker-compose and docker-cli binaries in Github releases.
  • 01.07.20: - Release alpine based images at alpine tag.
  • 04.06.20: - Bump docker-cli to 19.03.8, auto-detect python3 version.
  • 19.05.20: - Initial Release.