It is our pleasure to announce that after several months of effort we have successfully introduced Podman to Debian. Now Debian users can install podman package from native Debian repositories.

Podman is a daemonless container engine for developing, managing, and running OCI Containers on GNU+Linux systems. Podman provides a CLI interface for managing Pods, Containers, and Container Images. Podman can operate in rootless mode.

The scope of Libpod and Podman is the following:

  • Support multiple image formats, including the OCI and Docker image formats.
  • Support for various means to download images, including trust & image verification.
  • Container image management (managing image layers, overlay filesystems).
  • Full management of container lifecycle.
  • Support for pods to manage groups of containers together.
  • Resource isolation of containers and pods.
  • Support for a Docker-compatible CLI interface through Podman.

Podman is a daemonless alternative to Docker.