podman

Overview

This driver is experimental and in active development. Help wanted!

The podman driver is an alternative container runtime to the Docker driver.

Requirements

  • Linux or macOS operating systems on amd64 architecture
  • Install podman

Experimental

This is an experimental driver. Please use it only for experimental reasons until it has reached maturity. For a more reliable minikube experience, use a non-experimental driver, like [Docker]({{< ref “/docs/drivers/docker.md” >}}).

Usage

It’s recommended to run minikube with the podman driver and CRI-O container runtime:

minikube start --driver=podman --container-runtime=cri-o

Alternatively, start minikube with the podman driver only:

minikube start --driver=podman 

To make podman the default driver:

minikube config set driver podman

Known Issues

  • Podman driver is not supported on non-amd64 architectures such as arm yet. For non-amd64 archs please use other drivers
  • Podman v2 driver is not supported yet.
  • Podman requirements passwordless running of sudo. If you run into an error about sudo, do the following:
$ sudo visudo

Then append the following to the section at the very bottom of the file where username is your user account.

username ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/podman

Be sure this text is after #includedir /etc/sudoers.d. To confirm it worked, try:

sudo -k -n podman version

Troubleshooting

  • Run minikube start --alsologtostderr -v=7 to debug errors and crashes