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Podman support

Shipyard supports Podman through the Docker API that is bundled with podman, however out of the box Podman requires a little configuration as by default it does not enable DNS Lookup, the Docker API, and it has no default registries configured.

Configuring DNS#

To enable DNS resolution for pods Podman requires the CNI plugin dnsname.

At present there is no binary build for dnsname, you can clone and build it with the following command

mkdir -p /usr/libexec/cni
git clone
cd dnsname
makesudo cp ./bin/dnsname /usr/libexec/cni

Install and configure dnsmasaq#

dnsname uses dnsmasq for resolution, you can install dnsmasq from your local package manager. You may find that resolvd is listening on port 53 and dnsmasq will not start, to replace resolvd with dnsmasq you can use the following script

echo "disable resovld listening on 53"sudo /bin/bash -c 'echo "DNSStubListener=no" >> /etc/systemd/resolved.conf'sudo /bin/bash -c 'echo "DNS=" >> /etc/systemd/resolved.conf'sudo systemctl restart systemd-resolved.service
echo "configure dnsmasq"sudo /bin/bash -c 'echo "server=" >> /etc/dnsmasq.conf'sudo /bin/bash -c 'echo "server=" >> /etc/dnsmasq.conf'sudo systemctl restart dnsmasq
sudo /bin/bash -c 'echo " ubuntu" >> /etc/hosts'

Enabling root Podman sock#

Shipyard uses the Docker API that is available from Podman, by default this is disabled, to enable execute the following script to enable the socket and set the permission to the group docker that is commonly used by the docker engine. You can use other groups, just ensure that the user running Shipyard is in that group.

sudo sed '/^SocketMode=.*/a SocketGroup=docker' -i /lib/systemd/system/podman.socketsudo chmod +x /run/podman
sudo systemctl enable podman.socketsudo systemctl enable podman.servicesudo systemctl start podman.servicesudo podman info

Enable in the podman registries#

By default no authorized registries are enabled for podman, pulling an image will result in an error if at least the registry where all the Shipyard containers are stored is not set. The following command enables the in the registry search.

echo -e "[]\nregistries = ['']" | sudo tee /etc/containers/registries.conf


For Shipyard to use Podman you need to set the DOCKER_HOST environment variable to the path of your podman sock.

export DOCKER_HOST=unix:///run/podman/podman.sock

Once this has been set, running shipyard check should show the following output. If you see ERROR for Podman, double check that the environment variable is set. Once DOCKER_HOST is set you will also be able to use the docker cmd to talk to the podman server. docker ps should result in the same output as sudo podman ps.

โžœ shipyard check
###### SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS ###### [  ERROR  ] Docker [   OK    ] Podman [   OK    ] Git [ WARNING ] xdg-open