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Configuring Docker Desktop on WSL2

Configuring Docker Desktop on WSL2

First steps, you’ll need to install and configure WSL2. To install WSL2 you can use the Microsoft Store or follow these instructions:

Then to install Docker to run on Windows and WSL2 you’ll need to follow these instructions:

During some testing and trying to simplify my WSL2 environment I stumbled upon an annoying issue that prevented me from running docker ps each time I attempted to run docker ps I’d receive the following error.

To get around this issue you’ll need to run the following commands:

Once those are ran you should be able to run docker without hitting permissions errors.

Those commands are adding/ensuring that the docker group exists and adding your existing user to the docker group. It then modifies the docker.sock to allow the docker group access to the socket.

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How to Install Pyenv on Ubuntu 22.04

Due to the slowness of repositories or even lack thereof being updated with specific versions of Python, I’ve decided to move some of my environments over to Pyenv to allow me to dynamically install and configure Python specifically for my environment. As it turns out this will also allow VS Code to allow me to choose the version of Python that I’d like to use when testing. So, here’s a quick guide to installing Pyenv on Ubuntu 22.04

Steps to install Pyenv on Ubuntu 22.04

1. Update and Install Dependencies

We need to ensure our package cache is updated, and then install the dependencies to download, and build Python from Pyenv.

2. Install Pyenv using pyenv-installer

3. Configure user profile to use pyenv

Ensure the following is in your ~/.bash_profile (if exists), ~/.profile (for login shells), ~/.bashrc (for interactive shells), or ~/.zshrc

Optionally enable pyenv-virtualenv

4. Reload your profile

5. Install python using pyenv

6. Set your python version

pyenv shell <version>  — select just for current shell session
pyenv local <version>  — automatically select whenever you are in the current directory (or its subdirectories)
pyenv global <version>  — select globally for your user account

7. Validate your installation of python



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