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Fails to install without error if com.docker.vmnetd is disabled #3035
It's possible for the launchd daemon
When this happens, Docker won't proceed past the prompt to install the networking service. It will prompt for credentials, but the dialog will not disappear. Pressing OK again prompts for the credentials again. There is no visible error, though the following will appear in Console.app:
If the cause of this error is that
If the value is
From Yosemite onward (at least as far as High Sierra), there is no direct way to completely restore this setting, such that the override entry is removed. The only way to do so appears to be an offline edit of system files, typically via Single User Mode:
Since that's not something that the installer or troubleshooter can easily attempt, the next-best solution is to change the disabled override flag to
In my case, to get Docker running, I had to completely restart the installation process, which involved:
I was then prompted to install the networking service again, which succeeded.
This issue is probably the cause of these reports:
Several of these report may alternatively have been caused by lack of a writable
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Jul 17, 2018
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