Troubleshoot Fluvio Installation

Fluvio is a very young project, so we’re still ironing out all the wrinkles when it comes to the first-time installation process. If you get stuck while following the Installing Fluvio Locally guide, check this page to see if you’re running into one of the more common errors. If you still can’t figure it out, please feel free to open an issue or to drop by our Discord channel to ask us for help!

Help, I’m stuck 

Let’s try to get you unstuck. Here are some known installation problems and how to fix them. We’re working to shrink this list over time :)

minikube start: Unable to pick a default driver 

If you’ve never used a container technology like Docker before, you might run into trouble at the minikube start step that looks like this

$ minikube start
😄  minikube v1.16.0 on Ubuntu 20.04
👎  Unable to pick a default driver. Here is what was considered, in preference order:
    ▪ docker: Not installed: exec: "docker": executable file not found in $PATH
    ▪ kvm2: Not installed: exec: "virsh": executable file not found in $PATH
    ▪ none: Not installed: exec: "docker": executable file not found in $PATH
    ▪ podman: Not installed: exec: "podman": executable file not found in $PATH
    ▪ virtualbox: Not installed: unable to find VBoxManage in $PATH
    ▪ vmware: Not installed: exec: "docker-machine-driver-vmware": executable file not found in $PATH

❌  Exiting due to DRV_NOT_DETECTED: No possible driver was detected. Try specifying --driver, or see https://minikube.sigs.k8s.io/docs/start/

Make sure that you’ve installed docker correctly on your system. If everything is set up right, you should be able to run docker run hello-world without sudo. If you’re using Linux, make sure you’ve followed all of the post-install steps.

Specifically, make sure you’ve added your user to the docker group:

$ sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
$ groups
... docker ...

Once you show up in the docker group, try logging out and logging back into your system.

Once you’ve done that, try again using minikube start --driver=docker.