[pkg-go] Bug#983395: podman lacks a runtime dependency on rootlesskit

Reinhard Tartler siretart at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 16:12:44 GMT 2021

Control: retitle -1 Please print nicer error message if newuidmap is not
Control: severity -1 wishlist
Control: tag -1 upstream

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 11:07 AM Andrej Shadura <andrewsh at debian.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Wed, 10 Mar 2021, at 17:04, Shengjing Zhu wrote:
> > > 2) Docker doesn’t require installing anything else to be useful for
> non-root users, if podman does, it should be in Depends.
> > No, it's wrong.
> > Docker has two modes.
> > 1. root mode. It runs a daemon, and listens to a local socket, which
> > is /var/run/docker.sock The socket is owned by docker group. Non root
> > can't access this unless you are in the docker group.
> > 2. rootless mode, you need the uidmap and rootlesskit package to setup
> > the demon for non root users.
> > So, it never requires no thing for non root users.
> That’s an implementation detail. From the user’s point of view, a package
> which gives an error on install without any clear pointers to what went
> wrong (e.g. "try to run as root?") looks like a broken package.
> Can you please report this at https://github.com/containers/podman/issues
and report back with a link to your report?

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