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fuse-overlay for Podman package
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Hi there,

Podman is available inside the Solus repository but there is a "missing" dependency for it. Indeed, fuse-overlay is used to provide an Overlay FS to rootless containers for Podman and therefore provides copy-on-write for these. This is not the case in Solus, Podman uses a kind of "backup" backend, named VFS, due to the lack of this FUSE driver.

Why it's useful ? By bringing copy-on-write, there is an efficient disk usage, because with the VFS storage backend, each newly created container copies the entire underlying image filesystem, there is a lot of data duplication, this is not ideal imo. Docker uses also OverlayFS (not through fuse also) by default.

Here is the link to Github repo : https://github.com/containers/fuse-overlayfs
Link to the last version : https://github.com/containers/fuse-overlayfs/archive/v0.6.4.zip

Thanks

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ruskofd created this task.Oct 11 2019, 1:54 PM
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ruskofd updated the task description. (Show Details)Oct 11 2019, 5:34 PM
chax added a subscriber: chax.Oct 14 2019, 12:30 AM

Since I am a maintainer of podman and buildah i will gladly package this if it gets accepted.

JoshStrobl triaged this task as Normal priority.Oct 14 2019, 5:51 AM
JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.
chax added a comment.Sun, Oct 20, 8:14 PM

New version is out 0.6.5, but i can't package it until T3023 is resolved.