More Podman work needed

Uri Simchoni uri at
Wed Jun 8 20:46:49 UTC 2022


I tried simply starting off with (and then 
stream8) and it failed 
( I 
then tried using the existing image and 
installing diffutils on top and it seems to work fine (I hope I don't 
jump to conclusions -

Then I took a closer look at the recipe for building, which you can find here - (Containerfile 
must be the RedHat-speak for Dockerfile), and as you can observe they 
pull some tricks to make things work - install fuse-overlayfs and apply 
a special configuration. Seems like I was really lucky to pick that image...

I'd argue that our requirements are "stock POSIX + diff + podman", *but* 
podman installation is not a default one to make it runnable within a 
Docker container.

I estimate that any future instability might come from the podman side 
and not from the Fedora base OS side, and therefore we're better off not 
maintaining special podman tricks and relying instead on the maintained image, even though it is based on Fedora. 
We had some bad experience but hopefully it will not repeat itself.

I would not lock the to some tag we know is 
working, because it prevents us from receiving security updates.


On 6/8/22 15:03, Andreas Schneider wrote:
> On Wednesday, June 8, 2022 5:23:09 AM CEST Andrew Bartlett via samba-technical
> wrote:
>> Kia Ora Uri,
>> Thanks so much for the podman work, this was awesome!
>> We have had a couple of niggles on the CI recently, and one was
>> that is following Fedora images fairly closely,
>> and 'diff' got dropped from fedora 36 by default.  Ouch!
> I would suggest to use CentOS 9 Stream
> <<< stream9
> instead.

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