[pkg-go] Bug#997976: podman suggests iptables, but "podman run" does not appear to work without it

Ian Wienand ianw at debian.org
Thu Oct 28 06:33:10 BST 2021

Package: podman
Version: 3.4.1+ds1-2
Severity: normal
X-Debbugs-Cc: ianw at debian.org

Dear Maintainer,

Somewhere between the bullseye version and current unstable, "iptables" became
a suggets, instead of a reccommends.  Looking at the changelogs I wasn't
clear why, but this appears to make "podman run" not work by default [1]:

2021-10-28 03:35:56.042 | ++ podman run -d dib-work-image /bin/sh
2021-10-28 03:35:56.241 | time="2021-10-28T03:35:56Z" level=error msg="error
loading cached network config: network \"podman\" not found in CNI cache"
2021-10-28 03:35:56.241 | time="2021-10-28T03:35:56Z" level=warning
msg="falling back to loading from existing plugins on disk"
2021-10-28 03:35:56.249 | time="2021-10-28T03:35:56Z" level=error msg="Error
tearing down partially created network namespace for container
a7a992e5399d8a8537d945684ac5193b762b2dbf18f29cd3aa724c389158fb65: error
removing pod cool_almeida_cool_almeida from CNI network \"podman\": could not
initialize iptables protocol 0: exec: \"iptables\": executable file not found
in $PATH"
2021-10-28 03:35:56.262 | Error: error configuring network namespace for
container a7a992e5399d8a8537d945684ac5193b762b2dbf18f29cd3aa724c389158fb65:
error adding pod cool_almeida_cool_almeida to CNI network "podman": failed to
locate iptables: exec: "iptables": executable file not found in $PATH

I have pulled in the unstable version to workaround bug #994451 which is how I
We use --install-recommends in our CI

I had a poke through the changelog but it wasn't clear why this was changed.  I
am not
doing anything fancy with the networking, but I will admit it's a bit
convoluted.  Basically
we are building an image inside a container; so we use
"cgroup_manager=cgroupfs" [2].

I can just add iptables [3] but it would be helpful to know what is going on



[2] https://opendev.org/zuul/nodepool/src/branch/master/Dockerfile#L102
[3] https://review.opendev.org/c/zuul/nodepool/+/815766

-- System Information:
Debian Release: bookworm/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386, arm64

Kernel: Linux 5.14.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU threads)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_AU:en
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages podman depends on:
pn  conmon                           <none>
ii  containerd.io [runc]             1.4.11-1
pn  containernetworking-plugins      <none>
pn  golang-github-containers-common  <none>
ii  init-system-helpers              1.60
ii  libc6                            2.32-4
ii  libdevmapper1.02.1               2:1.02.175-2.1
ii  libgpgme11                       1.16.0-1.1
ii  libseccomp2                      2.5.2-2

Versions of packages podman recommends:
pn  buildah                                           <none>
pn  catatonit | tini | dumb-init                      <none>
pn  fuse-overlayfs                                    <none>
pn  golang-github-containernetworking-plugin-dnsname  <none>
ii  slirp4netns                                       1.0.1-2
pn  uidmap                                            <none>

Versions of packages podman suggests:
pn  containers-storage  <none>
pn  docker-compose      <none>
ii  iptables            1.8.7-1

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