Running podman on Debian Sid Experimental Image

All this in the hopes of following the recipe to build a Fedora 33 Image for VF2 and ultimately bringup and Fedora Silverblue Image afterwards. I found these related links.

Directly on the VisionFive 2 board with the debian sid image on a 128GB sdcard, and avoiding the sources and using the pre-built debian binaries as much as possible, I’m trying to follow the steps.

All the debian sid packages installed were more recent versions of course.

sudo apt-cache search ostree
sudo apt-get install ostree

sudo apt-cache search rclone
sudo apt-get install rclone

sudo apt-cache search podman
sudo apt-get install podman

sudo apt-cache search runc
sudo apt-get install runc

sudo apt-cache search containernetworking
sudo apt-get install containernetworking-plugins

sudo apt-cache search containers |grep common
sudo apt-get install golang-github-containers-common liblxc-common

sudo modprobe tun

mkdir helloworld
cd helloworld/
gcc -static hello.c -o hello
podman build . -t helloworld
podman run --network=host --privileged helloworld

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What kernel are you running ?
I installed podman with sudo apt install podman containers-storage and testing the standard hello-world worked first try: podman run hello-world

Resolved "hello-world" as an alias (/etc/containers/registries.conf.d/shortnames.conf)
Trying to pull
Getting image source signatures
Copying blob 3caa6dc69d0b done
Copying config b3593dab05 done
Writing manifest to image destination
Storing signatures

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CORRECTION: I am using hexdump0815’s experimental sid image.

I did an update/upgrade of packages within there.

UPDATE: I reverted to starfive engineering image 69 and it didn’t feel good.
I’m back on hexdump0815’s image. It doesn’t have starfive’s latest kernel or any of the other gpu/chromium and such, but at least I’ve got access to the full debian riscv sid package repos unlike the buildroot image.

Not sure, I had to build another kernel to get docker up and running, don’t know what podman requires.
This is the one I’m running: visionfive2-docker/ at main · kng/visionfive2-docker · GitHub
Linux starfive 5.15.0-starfive #1 SMP Fri Jan 27 15:06:26 UTC 2023 riscv64 GNU/Linux

thanks I’ll give that script a go. I got my usb-uart thingy in the mail! I’ll be able to see more debug yey!

uart connection is absolutely a wise choice, I have it hooked up permanently to a nearby computer.
Also, make sure to copy the modules over as well, the ipv6, bridge stuff etc is there and not in the kernel itself.

I may have mentioned this before, but somebody built a fedora 33 container for riscv:

Well since we have podman installed, let’s give it a go:

podman pull
podman run --privileged --network=host -it --rm --entrypoint="/bin/bash"
[root@vf2-hexdump0815-sid /]#

voila :slight_smile: