[pkg-go] Bug#971815: podman: --init is broken: /usr/libexec/podman/catatonit not found

Antonio Terceiro terceiro at debian.org
Thu Nov 5 18:01:45 GMT 2020

On Wed, Oct 07, 2020 at 06:39:43PM -0300, Antonio Terceiro wrote:
> Package: podman
> Version: 2.0.6+dfsg1-1
> Severity: normal
> Tags: patch
> I was testing some things that I usually run against docker with podman,
> and discovered that --init does not work:
> $ docker run --init debian echo Hello world
> Hello world
> $ podman run --init debian echo Hello world
> Error: container-init binary not found on the host: stat /usr/libexec/podman/catatonit: no such file or directory
> I found https://github.com/containers/podman/issues/4159 upstream
> I did a quick packaging of catatonit, installed it, and with the
> attached patch, I can make it work. I have just submitted an ITP for
> catatonit.
> $ podman run --init debian echo Hello world
> Hello world
> Should I go ahead and upload catatonit? Or would you rather point to a
> different init by default? It seems we have quite some of them in the
> archive already (tini, dumb-init, ...)?

Hi, ping. It would be nice to have some feedback on this, so we can make
--init work out of the box.

Should I upload catatonit?

Should I make it provide /usr/libexec/podman/catatonit, or are you
willing to apply my patch to src:libpod?
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