This is useful if you intend to run a registry server natively on macOS.
You can start a VM on macOS, and deploy your registry normally as a container using Docker inside that VM.
The simplest road to get there is traditionally to use the docker Toolbox, or docker-machine, which usually relies on the boot2docker iso inside a VirtualBox VM.
Using the method described here, you install and compile your own from the git repository and run it as an macOS agent.
Production services operation on macOS is out of scope of this document. Be sure you understand well these aspects before considering going to production with this.
If you know, safely skip to the next section.
If you don’t, the TLDR is:
bash < <(curl -s -S -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/moovweb/gvm/master/binscripts/gvm-installer) source ~/.gvm/scripts/gvm gvm install go1.4.2 gvm use go1.4.2
If you want to understand, you should read How to Write Go Code.
mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/github.com/docker git clone https://github.com/docker/distribution.git $GOPATH/src/github.com/docker/distribution cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/docker/distribution
GOPATH=$(PWD)/Godeps/_workspace:$GOPATH make binaries sudo cp bin/registry /usr/local/libexec/registry
Copy the registry configuration file in place:
mkdir /Users/Shared/Registry cp docs/osx/config.yml /Users/Shared/Registry/config.yml
Copy the Docker registry plist into place:
plutil -lint docs/osx/com.docker.registry.plist cp docs/osx/com.docker.registry.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents/ chmod 644 ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.docker.registry.plist
Start the Docker registry:
launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.docker.registry.plist
launchctl stop com.docker.registry launchctl start com.docker.registry
launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.docker.registry.plist