[pkg-go] Bug#1020540: podman-remote should be built and offered as seperate package

Reinhard Tartler siretart at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 13:46:13 GMT 2022

On Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM Norbert Lange <nolange79 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Package: podman
> Version: 4.2.1-0.1
> Severity: minor
> Tags: patch
> X-Debbugs-Cc: nolange79 at gmail.com
> Hello,
> I am aware of #1000521, I dont see it as resolved.
> The problem is that you can run podman as service, and clients
> can connect on for ex. an exposed unix socket.
> Practical example is:
> -   run rootless podman providing an unix socker
> -   run an container jenkins/inbound-agent container
>     binding that socket
> -   provide a binary that takes the same arguments as docker
>     while using the socket
> Now the issue is, that you have to install podman and its many
> dependencies in the jenkins/inbound-agent container.
> Way better would be to use one of the simple remote-only clients,
> this is a single file without any dependencies
> (run ldd on both).
> docker provides the docker-ce-cli package, podman the podman-remote
> binary.
> Debian should offer the package as independent package,
> so client/server can be updated together.
> Then containers can get a bind-mount to the host's
> /usr/bin/podman-remote binary.

Thank you for your patch. I plan on integrating it soon.

I haven't merged it yet as it would require another round through the NEW
queue, and I'd really like to get 4.3.1 into unstable first. Once we have
4.3.1 in testing, I'd like to upload your patch, as processing times
through NEW is unpredictable, and I'd like to avoid having other updates to
podman stuck for weeks or months.

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