Docker build error: Cannot connect to the Docker daemon at unix:///var/run/docker.sock. Is the docker daemon running?

Hi all,
I need a simple solution to build a docker image, push it to ECR, and deploy it to ECS.

The final part, which deploys the ECR image to ECS is working. (I’m using a short script that uses Python’s AWS boto3 SDK, found it easier than making the ECS Orb work…)

However, I’m struggling with the first part, need help. I just need to automate the simple docker build, docker tag and docker push. It’s very simple, but I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

Can anyone help me? It follows the code, I’m running it locally for debug purposes:

version: '2.1'
      - image: cimg/python:3.8 
      AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID: yadayadayada
      AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY: yadayadayada
      AWS_DEFAULT_REGION: yadayadayada
      - checkout
      - run: |
          docker build -t myimg .
          docker tag myimg:latest
          docker push
          pip install boto3

Learnign CircleCI is really frustrating, no good resources for beginners…

Thanks in advance!

I just wanted to close the loop here. This was answered over on StackOverflow.