Podman can pretend to be Docker∞
And thus make
docker-compose work quite nicely!
I was recently trying to run a big
docker-compose.yml setup using
podman-compose and it took ages
to spin up and then didn’t work. But apparently you don’t have to, because
podman system service serves up a Docker API replacement
which then can transparently be used by
First, start up
podman system service --time=0 unix://$PWD/podman.sock somewhere to have podman
serve up the api.
DOCKER_HOST=unix://$PWD/podman.sock docker-compose up to start up
I didn’t play around with it for too long, but it seems to work quite well at a glance. Much faster and prettier (colourful output, better separation between docker-compose vs container output).
Apparently this has been a thing since 2021
and this article has some info on how to
start this up as a systemd service. (I personally did not want to do that because I want podman
to run as non-root/my own user, but even that should be possible using