[pkg-go] Bug#1050993: podman: Podman should use overlay storage driver by default instead of vfs

Gregor Riepl onitake at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 18:41:59 BST 2023

Package: podman
Version: 4.5.1+ds1-2
Followup-For: Bug #1050993
X-Debbugs-Cc: onitake at gmail.com
Control: found -1

Thanks for upgrading the package, but it looks like the issue isn't fixed in
4.5 after all.

After upgrading and removing /etc/containers/storage.conf (to revert to default
behavior), I'm now facing the following error:

ERRO[0000] User-selected graph driver "vfs" overwritten by graph driver
"overlay" from database - delete libpod local files
("/home/user/.local/share/containers/storage") to resolve.  May prevent use of
images created by other tools

This indicates that the vfs driver was autoselected, despite overlay being

In fact, if I explicitly run podman with the option "--storage-driver overlay",
it works fine.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: trixie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'testing-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental-debug'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 6.4.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/16 CPU threads; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages podman depends on:
ii  conmon                           2.1.6+ds1-1
ii  golang-github-containers-common  0.50.1+ds1-4
ii  libc6                            2.37-7
ii  libdevmapper1.02.1               2:1.02.185-2
ii  libgpgme11                       1.18.0-3+b1
ii  libseccomp2                      2.5.4-1+b3
ii  libsqlite3-0                     3.43.0-1
ii  libsubid4                        1:4.13+dfsg1-1+b1
ii  runc                             1.1.5+ds1-1+b2

Versions of packages podman recommends:
ii  buildah            1.30.0+ds1-3
ii  dbus-user-session  1.14.10-1
ii  slirp4netns        1.2.0-1
ii  tini               0.19.0-1
ii  uidmap             1:4.13+dfsg1-1+b1

Versions of packages podman suggests:
pn  containers-storage  <none>
pn  docker-compose      <none>
ii  fuse-overlayfs      1.10-1
ii  iptables            1.8.9-2

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/cni/net.d/87-podman-bridge.conflist [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/etc/cni/net.d/87-podman-bridge.conflist'

-- no debconf information

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