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

Andrej Shadura andrewsh at debian.org
Wed Mar 10 16:30:40 GMT 2021

Control: severity -1 serious
Control: retitle -1 podman requires uidmap, promote from Recommends to Depends

On Wed, 10 Mar 2021, at 17:11, Shengjing Zhu wrote:
> > > 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.
> Sign, you can nitpick this. But I think it's already clear in the error message.

It’s not a nitpick. It’s not clear that podman would work if I used sudo.

> > "newuidmap": executable file not found in $PATH
> You need to install something that provides newuidmap binary.
> And please remember the default Debian installation installs
> Recommends packages.

Uidmap seems to be necessary for the core functionality, hence it has to be in Depends.


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