I’m trying to run the Astronomer CLI locally. I have Docker installed on my machine, but get the following error on
astro dev start:
Error: Error checking docker-compose status: Cannot connect to the Docker daemon at unix:///var/run/docker.sock. Is the docker daemon running?
Note: You will also receive this error if you run
The Astronomer CLI runs
docker-compose under the hood (e.g.
astro dev start is equivalent to
docker-compose up). This error indicates that you have docker installed on your machine, but it’s not actually running - likely if you’re using Docker for Desktop. If you’re on a mac -
- Navigate to and open your “Docker for Desktop” from your application menu
- See ‘Docker Desktop is starting’
- Once you see ‘Docker Desktop is running’, try
astro dev startagain