In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Podman on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Podman can be defined as a tool designed for managing containers and pods without requiring a container daemon. All the containers and Pods are created as child processes of the Podman tool. The Podman’s CLI is based on the Docker CLI. Just like Docker, it helps developers to develop, manage, and run their applications on containers.
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 Podman on a CentOS 8.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
non-root sudo useror 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 CentOS 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf clean all sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing Podman on CentOS 8.
Run the command below to install Podman on your CentOS system:
sudo dnf install podman
Check the version of Podman:
Step 3. How to use Podman.
Now that Podman has been installed in our CentOS system, it’s time to start playing with it:
# Pull image $ podman pull ubuntu $ podman pull centos # List existing images $ podman images REPOSITORY TAG IMAGE ID CREATED SIZE docker.io/library/ubuntu latest 775349758637 3 weeks ago 66.6 MB docker.io/library/alpine latest 965ea09ff2eb 5 weeks ago 5.82 MB docker.io/library/centos latest 0f3e07c0138f 7 weeks ago 227 MB
To download your preferred image, simply use the syntax:
podman pull image
For example, to download the Ubuntu image run:
podman pull ubuntu
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Podman. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Podman on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Podman website.