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 Podman on a CentOS 8.
Install Podman on CentOS 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
Step 2. Installing Podman on CentOS 8.
Run the command below to install Podman on your CentOS system:
Check the version of Podman:
Now that Podman has been installed in our CentOS system, it’s time to start playing with it:
# Pull image
# List existing images
REPOSITORY TAG IMAGEID CREATED SIZE
docker.io/library/ubuntu latest 775349758637 3weeksago 66.6MB
docker.io/library/alpine latest 965ea09ff2eb 5weeksago 5.82MB
docker.io/library/centos latest 0f3e07c0138f 7weeksago 227MB
To download your preferred image, simply use the syntax:
For example, to download the Ubuntu image run:
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 to check the official Podman website.