Dev Studio 5.3.1 Mac Docker is not initialized; can't trigger the build process

After install of Developer Studio 5.3.1 on my mac, it connected to MangOH Red ok, but on trying to run helloWorld, a problem is reported: Docker is not initialized; can’t trigger the build process. Under DevStudio->Preferences->Docker->Docker Compose, I see a warning The ‘docker-compose’ command could not be located in /usr/local/bin. Same warning for ->Docker Machine. I’m getting an understanding that these Docker products are needed. But why were they not installed successfully along with DevStudio? Is this a Mac thing?

Hi @jDotAtMacForum

Mac support for Developer Studio is done on “best effort”, since regarding the size of our user base on this platform, it wasn’t decided to invest much on it.
I mean, you’re the really first one giving feedback on this for years :slight_smile:

So that’s true that the install process is not that good polished for Mac.
You need to install Docker separately:

Hello @daav I have the same problem but on Windows 10.
I did all the installation steps and when I want to program my FX-30, I have a problem with the “Docker”.
I am looking for a solution … can you help me? Thank you

Hi @daav,

I have the same issue on my new Windows 10 PC. I used the installer for the WP7702 (legato-18.01.0-R8-WP77-windows.exe).
Is there in issue with the latest installers?

Best regards,



It has be found really recently that Developer Studio on Windows is not compatible with VirtualBox 6.
To get it back to work, you’ll need to install VirtualBox 5 instead (

That works for me :slight_smile:


Did you resolve this issue? I am getting the same build error running on Mac - I manually installed Docker and the commands exist in the usr/local/bin directory and run fine from terminal window…