Easy install the latest docker-compose with pip3 under Ubuntu

At present, the latest docker-compose version, which could be installed under Ubuntu 18, 20, and 21 is the 1.25 and 1.27 versions. There may be significant changes included in the latest versions and if one wants to install it there are two options:

For example, depends_on.service.condition: service_healthy is added with version 1.28. Using this new feature it is fairly easy to implement waiting for a docker container (service) before starting another docker.

Here is how easy it is to install and to have the latest stable docker-compose version, which is 1.29.2 at the writing of this article:

STEP 1) Update and upgrade.

Do this step always before installing new software.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade -y

STEP 2) Install pip3 and docker.

pip 3 is the package installer for Python 3. When using docker-compose it is supposed to have the very Docker software, too.

apt install python3-pip docker
systemctl start docker

STEP 3) Install docker-compose using pip3.

pip3 install docker-compose

And here is what a version command prints:

root@srv:~# docker-compose version
docker-compose version 1.29.2, build unknown
docker-py version: 5.0.2
CPython version: 3.8.10
OpenSSL version: OpenSSL 1.1.1f  31 Mar 2020

Just to note, installing packages using other programs other than apt may lead to future conflicts!

The whole console output of the pip3 installing docker-compose

root@srv:~# apt update
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Reading package lists... Done
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root@srv:~# apt upgrade -y
Reading package lists... Done
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Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
root@srv:~# apt install -y python3-pip docker
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
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  gpg gpg-agent gpg-wks-client gpg-wks-server gpgconf gpgsm libalgorithm-diff-perl libalgorithm-diff-xs-perl libalgorithm-merge-perl libasan5 libasn1-8-heimdal libassuan0 libatomic1
  libbinutils libbsd0 libc-dev-bin libc6-dev libcc1-0 libcrypt-dev libctf-nobfd0 libctf0 libdpkg-perl libexpat1 libexpat1-dev libfakeroot libfile-fcntllock-perl libgcc-9-dev
  libgdbm-compat4 libgdbm6 libglib2.0-0 libglib2.0-data libgomp1 libgssapi3-heimdal libhcrypto4-heimdal libheimbase1-heimdal libheimntlm0-heimdal libhx509-5-heimdal libicu66 libisl22
  libitm1 libkrb5-26-heimdal libksba8 libldap-2.4-2 libldap-common liblocale-gettext-perl liblsan0 libmagic-mgc libmagic1 libmpc3 libmpdec2 libmpfr6 libnpth0 libperl5.30 libpython3-dev
  libpython3-stdlib libpython3.8 libpython3.8-dev libpython3.8-minimal libpython3.8-stdlib libquadmath0 libreadline8 libroken18-heimdal libsasl2-2 libsasl2-modules libsasl2-modules-db
  libsqlite3-0 libssl1.1 libstdc++-9-dev libtsan0 libubsan1 libwind0-heimdal libx11-6 libx11-data libxau6 libxcb1 libxdmcp6 libxml2 linux-libc-dev make manpages manpages-dev mime-support
  netbase openssl patch perl perl-modules-5.30 pinentry-curses python-pip-whl python3 python3-dev python3-distutils python3-lib2to3 python3-minimal python3-pkg-resources
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Suggested packages:
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  bison gdb gcc-doc gcc-9-multilib parcimonie xloadimage scdaemon glibc-doc git bzr gdbm-l10n libsasl2-modules-gssapi-mit | libsasl2-modules-gssapi-heimdal libsasl2-modules-ldap
  libsasl2-modules-otp libsasl2-modules-sql libstdc++-9-doc make-doc man-browser ed diffutils-doc perl-doc libterm-readline-gnu-perl | libterm-readline-perl-perl libb-debug-perl
  liblocale-codes-perl pinentry-doc python3-doc python3-tk python3-venv python-setuptools-doc python3.8-venv python3.8-doc binfmt-support readline-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
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  gnupg-utils gpg gpg-agent gpg-wks-client gpg-wks-server gpgconf gpgsm libalgorithm-diff-perl libalgorithm-diff-xs-perl libalgorithm-merge-perl libasan5 libasn1-8-heimdal libassuan0
  libatomic1 libbinutils libbsd0 libc-dev-bin libc6-dev libcc1-0 libcrypt-dev libctf-nobfd0 libctf0 libdpkg-perl libexpat1 libexpat1-dev libfakeroot libfile-fcntllock-perl libgcc-9-dev
  libgdbm-compat4 libgdbm6 libglib2.0-0 libglib2.0-data libgomp1 libgssapi3-heimdal libhcrypto4-heimdal libheimbase1-heimdal libheimntlm0-heimdal libhx509-5-heimdal libicu66 libisl22
  libitm1 libkrb5-26-heimdal libksba8 libldap-2.4-2 libldap-common liblocale-gettext-perl liblsan0 libmagic-mgc libmagic1 libmpc3 libmpdec2 libmpfr6 libnpth0 libperl5.30 libpython3-dev
  libpython3-stdlib libpython3.8 libpython3.8-dev libpython3.8-minimal libpython3.8-stdlib libquadmath0 libreadline8 libroken18-heimdal libsasl2-2 libsasl2-modules libsasl2-modules-db
  libsqlite3-0 libssl1.1 libstdc++-9-dev libtsan0 libubsan1 libwind0-heimdal libx11-6 libx11-data libxau6 libxcb1 libxdmcp6 libxml2 linux-libc-dev make manpages manpages-dev mime-support
  netbase openssl patch perl perl-modules-5.30 pinentry-curses python-pip-whl python3 python3-dev python3-distutils python3-lib2to3 python3-minimal python3-pip python3-pkg-resources
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