I am trying to do a simple docker-compose command. But the console errors with that:

Building patch-panel
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "bin/docker-compose", line 6, in <module>
  File "compose/cli/main.py", line 71, in main
  File "compose/cli/main.py", line 127, in perform_command
  File "compose/cli/main.py", line 1080, in up
  File "compose/cli/main.py", line 1076, in up
  File "compose/project.py", line 475, in up
  File "compose/service.py", line 358, in ensure_image_exists
  File "compose/service.py", line 1082, in build
  File "site-packages/docker/api/build.py", line 251, in build
  File "site-packages/docker/api/build.py", line 313, in _set_auth_headers
  File "site-packages/docker/auth.py", line 96, in resolve_authconfig
  File "site-packages/docker/auth.py", line 127, in _resolve_authconfig_credstore
  File "site-packages/dockerpycreds/store.py", line 25, in __init__
dockerpycreds.errors.InitializationError: docker-credential-gcloud not installed or not available in PATH
[4167] Failed to execute script docker-compose

I am reading that something is wrong with the pip installer, and python versions. But I have 2 problems. I am on WSL(Linux), and this is a little bit tricky as steps are missings from the solutions and I am not familiar with docker. I just want to do a docker-compose, and I can't. Can someone tell me how to fix it?

Some info on my system: After doing gcloud info

Google Cloud SDK [232.0.0]

Platform: [Linux, x86_64] ('Linux', 'DESKTOP-OF5642B', '4.4.0-18329-Microsoft', '#1-Microsoft Tue Jan 29 15:04:00 PST 2019', 'x86_64', '')
Python Version: [2.7.15+ (default, Nov 28 2018, 16:27:22)  [GCC 8.2.0]]
Python Location: [/usr/bin/python2]
Site Packages: [Disabled]

Installation Root: [/c/Users/Efsta/AppData/Local/Google/Cloud SDK/google-cloud-sdk]
Installed Components:
  docker-credential-gcr: []
  core: [2019.01.27]
  gsutil: [4.35]
  bq: [2.0.40]
System PATH: [/home/efsta/go//bin:/usr/local/go/bin:/usr/local/go/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/c/ProgramData/DockerDesktop/version-bin:/c/Program Files/Docker/Docker/Resources/bin:
/c/Program Files (x86)/Intel/Intel(R) Management Engine Components/iCLS/:/c/Program Files/Intel/Intel(R) Management Engine Components/iCLS/:/c/WINDOWS/system32:/c/WINDOWS:/c/WINDOWS/System32/Wbem:/c/WINDOWS/System32/WindowsPowerShell/v1.0/:/c/WI
NDOWS/System32/OpenSSH/:/c/Program Files (x86)/Intel/Intel(R) Management Engine Components/DAL:/c/Program Files/Intel/Intel(R) Management Engine Components/DAL:/c/Program Files (x86)/Intel/Intel(R) Management Engine Components/IPT:/c/Program Fil
es/Intel/Intel(R) Management Engine Components/IPT:/c/Users/Efsta/scoop/shims:/c/Users/Efsta/AppData/Local/Microsoft/WindowsApps:/c/Users/Efsta/AppData/Local/Programs/Microsoft VS Code/bin:/c/Users/Efsta/AppData/Local/Google/Cloud SDK/google-clo
Python PATH: [/c/Users/Efsta/AppData/Local/Google/Cloud SDK/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party:/c/Users/Efsta/AppData/Local/Google/Cloud SDK/google-cloud-sdk/lib:/usr/lib/python2.7:/usr/lib/python2.7/plat-x86_64-linux-gnu:/usr/lib/python2.7/lib-tk
Cloud SDK on PATH: [True]
Kubectl on PATH: [False]

Installation Properties: [/c/Users/Efsta/AppData/Local/Google/Cloud SDK/google-cloud-sdk/properties]
User Config Directory: [/home/efsta/.config/gcloud]
Active Configuration Name: [default]
Active Configuration Path: [/home/efsta/.config/gcloud/configurations/config_default]

Account: [dimitris@landoop.com]
Project: [k8-engine]

Current Properties:
    project: [k8-engine]
    account: [dimitris@landoop.com]
    disable_usage_reporting: [True]

Logs Directory: [/home/efsta/.config/gcloud/logs]
Last Log File: [/home/efsta/.config/gcloud/logs/2019.02.04/]

git: [git version 2.20.1]
ssh: [OpenSSH_7.9p1 Debian-5, OpenSSL 1.1.1a  20 Nov 2018]

After doing gcloud --version:

Google Cloud SDK 232.0.0
bq 2.0.40
core 2019.01.27
gsutil 4.35

Docker info and docker compose version:

Containers: 0
 Running: 0
 Paused: 0 
 Stopped: 0
Images: 2  
Server Version: 18.09.1
Storage Driver: overlay2
 Backing Filesystem: extfs
 Supports d_type: true
 Native Overlay Diff: true
Logging Driver: json-file
Cgroup Driver: cgroupfs
 Volume: local
 Network: bridge host macvlan null overlay
 Log: awslogs fluentd gcplogs gelf journald json-file local logentries splunk syslog
Swarm: inactive
Runtimes: runc
Default Runtime: runc
Init Binary: docker-init
containerd version: 9754871865f7fe2f4e74d43e2fc7ccd237edcbce
runc version: 96ec2177ae841256168fcf76954f7177af9446eb
init version: fec3683
Security Options:
  Profile: default
Kernel Version: 4.9.125-linuxkit
Operating System: Docker for Windows
OSType: linux
Architecture: x86_64
CPUs: 2
Total Memory: 1.952GiB
Name: linuxkit-00155d010201
Docker Root Dir: /var/lib/docker
Debug Mode (client): false
Debug Mode (server): true
 File Descriptors: 22
 Goroutines: 46
 System Time: 2019-02-04T00:28:06.9845313Z
 EventsListeners: 1
Registry: https://index.docker.io/v1/
Experimental: false
Insecure Registries:
Live Restore Enabled: false
Product License: Community Engine
docker-compose version 1.23.2, build 1110ad01
docker-py version: 3.6.0
CPython version: 3.6.7
OpenSSL version: OpenSSL 1.1.0f  25 May 2017
  • There is similar question with plenty of suggestion and answers. – Filip Nikolov Feb 14 '19 at 15:19

I had the same exact issue. Deleting ~/.docker/config.json fixed it for me right away. See here: https://github.com/docker/for-linux/issues/383.

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  • this worked for me. Thank you – krish Sep 23 at 19:29

Opening ~/.docker/config.json And removing the "credHelpers" object fixed it for me.

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I had the issue. Following @adstwlearn answer, I checked the ~/.docker/config.json file and one the entries in "credHelpers" was refering to "gcloud" instead of "gcr". Changing it was enough to fix without the need to reconfigure anything after.

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I had the same issue. I am on Ubuntu 16.04 and had installed the SDK using apt-get, and the dependency docker-credential-gcr wasn't available through apt-get by the time I'm writing this answer.

I solved it by uninstalling gcloud from apt-get and using the Google Cloud SDK Installer script (https://cloud.google.com/sdk/docs/downloads-interactive):

curl https://sdk.cloud.google.com > install.sh

bash install.sh --disable-prompts


Then I closed and reopened the terminal, tried to run docker-compose again and it worked perfectly.

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If you are using gcloud run the following command

gcloud auth configure-docker

it should update the credHelpers in .docker/config.json


that fixed it for me.

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