I am setting up a container-dock, yet when trying to run
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/local/bin/docker-compose", line 9, in <module>
load_entry_point('docker-compose==1.4.2', 'console_scripts', 'docker-compose')()
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compose/cli/main.py", line 39, in main
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compose/cli/docopt_command.py", line 21, in sys_dispatch
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compose/cli/command.py", line 27, in dispatch
super(Command, self).dispatch(*args, **kwargs)
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compose/cli/docopt_command.py", line 24, in dispatch
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compose/cli/command.py", line 57, in perform_command
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compose/cli/command.py", line 78, in get_project
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compose/config.py", line 138, in load
for service_name, service_dict in list(dictionary.items()):
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'items'
In my case, I simply forgot to save the
docker-compose.yml, so it was empty. I stumbled across the solution in this issue about making the error message better which was describing the behavior.
One gets a nice message if no
docker-compose.yml exists at all:
Can't find a suitable configuration file in this directory or any parent. Are you in the right directory? Supported filenames: docker-compose.yml, docker-compose.yaml, fig.yml, fig.yaml
It was anounced on the docker-compose's issue list that there will be a nicer error message in the upcomming 1.5 release:
Top level object needs to be a dictionary. Check your .yml file that you have defined a service at the top level.
As of version 1.7.1 the error message indicating that your file is empty reads:
ERROR: Top level object in './docker-compose.yml' needs to be an object not '<type 'NoneType'>'.