Podman as alt to Docker

It’d be nice if Podman is rolling similar to Docker.


I +1 for this.

Currently, to install the latest Podman version on Ubuntu, the user will have to build from source, as the package in Ubuntu repo is not catching up at all. The latest one on Ubuntu repo is 4.9.3, while the latest stable version of Podman is 5.0.2, meaning that Podman is outdated even before Ubuntu 24.04 LTS is even released.

There’s a discussion on Podman repo regarding Ubuntu support, but it’s not going to happen anytime soon.

While the latest Docker can be grabbed easily using the official Docker repo, Podman is not, hence the necessary as a Snap package (by Canonical like Docker).

I mainly use Podman to run rootless Distrobox containers. Docker by default is rootful, which I don’t think it’s a good thing from a security standpoint. Docker, however, recently introduced a rootless mode. But I don’t know how it compares to Podman.


It turns out that rootless Docker is not working well like Podman, which is rootless by default.


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