[pkg-go] Bug#1041050: Downgrade or remove fuse-overlayfs Recommends

Faidon Liambotis paravoid at debian.org
Fri Jul 14 13:42:14 BST 2023

Package: podman
Version: 4.3.1+ds1-8+b1
Severity: minor

Linux 5.13+ (so Debian stable+) added user namespace support to
overlayfs. Podman can leverage that and use overlayfs in rootless
containers, which results into performance benefits compared to

See this older RedHat article for more:

As such, I don't think it makes sense for podman to Recommends:
fuse-overlayfs anymore.  At best it should be a Suggests, if not dropped
entirely. What do you think?


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