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Discussion on: Podman The Docker Alternative

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Aashish Chaubey 💥⚡️

I had a very peculiar experience today.

I provisioned a Linux VM machine for me to run an application. The application was containerized and running well on my machine. I don't know for some reason it was failing on the remote. I tried various ways to mitigate it but to no avail. I was stupid not to check if right docker was installed there.

And when I finally check for the version in despair, I found podman was running on the machine and that is what caused the error. The first time I read about podman was from this post and hours later I had to encounter it in a very weird circumstance (what are the odds!).

Now I am curious, I did not install podman explicitly on the machine, how did it get installed automatically? Is it shipped by default with the RHEL servers now?

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Mohamed El Bahja Author

What a coincidence! Podman is developed by redhat it's installed by default on Fedora-CoreOS, and Fedora SilverBlue, I don't think it's installed by default on RHEL?

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Aashish Chaubey 💥⚡️

Oh if it is developed by RedHat then it is their obligation to install as default on RHEL! Makes sense! So technically I used Podman even before knowing about it!

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Mohamed El Bahja Author

alias docker=podman 😅