[pkg-go] Bug#1065732: podman: Please "Recommends: containers-storage" so overlay driver is used by default

Faidon Liambotis paravoid at debian.org
Sat Mar 9 20:59:22 GMT 2024

On Sat, Mar 09, 2024 at 06:44:56AM -0700, Anthony Fok wrote:
> Package: podman
> Version: 4.9.3+ds1-1
> Severity: normal
> [...]
> Eventually, I ran the following commands to remedy the situation:
>     sudo apt install containers-storage
>     rm -rf ~/.local/share/containers
>     podman system reset
> After that, `podman info` shows:
>     graphDriverName: overlay
> I propose promoting the dependency on the containers-storage package
> from "Suggests" to "Recommends", or even to "Depends", so that
> "overlay" is consistently chosen as the default storage driver
> which provides a much better overall experience for end users.

I believe this has been previously reported as #1062176.

Are you experiencing this with 4.9.3 as the bug's metadata suggests, or
did you perhaps set up podman e.g. on bullseye, and then later upgraded
(without a system reset)? In other words, if you run the "system reset"
commands, without having containers-storage installed, does it also
address your issue?

In my investigation in the aforementioned bug, I came into the
conclusion that this has already been fixed (properly) upstream in
versions that we already have in trixie, and that it's perhaps a bit too
invasive to do as stable upload. Let me know if you think this is wrong
and/or you disagree.


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