On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 08:02:26PM -0500, Reinhard Tartler wrote: > Dear release-team, > > I'm proposing to have podman 3.0 in debian/bullseye. As maintainer of the > package, I'm convinced this is a good step for Debian because: > > - podman 3.0 will be included in RHEL 8.4, which will be released in May > 2021. I expect security support for podman in Debian to become > significantly simpler than let's say podman 2.2 > - users have expressed interest in podman 2.2 or late (cf. #978650 and > others) > - podman 3.0 implements enough of docker's REST API to support > docker-compose (cf. https://www.redhat.com/sysadmin/podman-docker-compose) > - the salsa team has expressed interest in exploring podman to facilitate > gitlab maintenance. I'd expect this update to make their lives > significantly easier if included in the next stable release > > Current concerns/risk: > > - Podman 3.0.0~rc1 was only just released, but I expect it to be released > soon. After all, RHEL 8.4 is scheduled for May 2021 > - Podman 3 drops the legacy varlink interface. To the best of my > knowledge, there are no packages in debian/testing that would require > varlink (please correct me if I'm wrong here). Not having to support > varlink in Debian seems a support benefit, there is little to no love > for it upstream. > - I've just uploaded podman 3.0 to debian/experimental, and is ready for > wider testing. Uploading to unstable requires a couple of additional > package updates in sid: > - golang-github-containers-storage > - golang-github-containers-image > - golang-github-containers-common > - golang-github-containers-buildah > > I'm not really sure if this update required formal approval by the release > team, but I'd really appreciate your input in any case. FWIW I have been using podman 3.0.0~rc1 from experimental for a few days and haven't noticed anything wrong with it. I hope we can have that version in bullseye.
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