How To Install Podman on AlmaLinux 8

Install Podman on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Podman on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Podman is a daemon-less container engine for developing, managing, and running OCI Containers on your Linux System. Containers can either be run as root or in rootless mode. Podman provides a Docker-compatible command-line front end that can simply alias the Docker CLI.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Podman container on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8, CentOS, or Rocky Linux.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Podman on AlmaLinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing Podman on AlmaLinux 8.

By default, Podman is available on AlmaLinux 8 base repository. Now run the following command to install Podman on your AlmaLinux system:

sudo dnf install podman

To check the installed Podman version, run:

podman --version


[ ~]# podman --version
podman version 2.4.1

To check the host Information:

podman info

Step 3. How to use Podman.

To view the Podman help manual along with the list of available sub-commands and general options, run:

podman --help

For example, download alpine image by running the following command below:

podman pull alpine

Next, check the list of downloaded images by running the following command:

podman images

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Podman. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Podman container on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Podman website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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