Devuan bug report logs - #595
podman: Podman fails to run containers in the default configuration

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Package: src:debian-config-override; Maintainer for src:debian-config-override is Mark Hindley <>;

Reported by: Hannah Rittich <>

Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 17:33:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Fixed in version 2.1


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bug#595; Package podman. (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 17:33:01 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).

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From: Hannah Rittich <>
To: Devuan Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: podman: Podman fails to run containers in the default configuration
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 21:16:27 +0200
Package: podman
Version: 3.0.1+dfsg1-3+b1
Severity: normal

In the recent version, podman defaults to systemd for cgroup management. See
[Red Hat Bugzilla 1768954] and [podman issue 7544]. Thus, running podman
without changing the configuration on Chimaera results in a dubious error

Podman can be used when creating a file `/etc/containers/containers.conf`
with the following content:

    cgroup_manager = "cgroupfs"

I would suggest to include this configuration file in the podman package of
Devuan, to ensure a good user experience.

Steps to reproduce:

1.  Install podman.
2.  Run the following commands

        # podman pull
        # podman run --rm -ti devuan:beowulf
        Error: OCI runtime error: sd-bus call: No route to host

3.  Create the file `/etc/containers/containers.conf` as described above.
4.  Try 2. again.

[Red Hat Bugzilla 1768954]:
[podman issue 7544]:

-- System Information:
Distributor ID:	Devuan
Description:	Devuan GNU/Linux 4 (chimaera)
Release:	4
Codename:	n/a
Architecture: x86_64

Kernel: Linux 5.10.0-8-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU thread)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages podman depends on:
ii  conmon                           2.0.25+ds1-1
ii  containernetworking-plugins      0.9.0-1+b6
ii  crun                             0.17+dfsg-1
ii  golang-github-containers-common  0.33.4+ds1-1
ii  init-system-helpers              1.60+devuan1
ii  iptables                         1.8.7-1
ii  libc6                            2.31-12
ii  libdevmapper1.02.1               2:1.02.175-2.1
ii  libgpgme11                       1.14.0-1+b2
ii  libseccomp2                      2.5.1-1

Versions of packages podman recommends:
ii  buildah                                           1.19.6+dfsg1-1+b5
ii  catatonit                                         0.1.5-2
ii  fuse-overlayfs                                    1.4.0-1
ii  golang-github-containernetworking-plugin-dnsname  1.1.1+ds1-4+b7
ii  slirp4netns                                       1.0.1-2
ii  uidmap                                            1:4.8.1-1

Versions of packages podman suggests:
pn  containers-storage  <none>
pn  docker-compose      <none>

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bug#595; Package podman. (Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:03:01 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).

Message #8 received at (full text, mbox, reply):

From: Mark Hindley <>
To: Hannah Rittich <>,,
Subject: Re: bug#595, bug#596: podman: messages
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:47:50 +0100
Control: reassign -1 src:debian-config-override


On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 10:55:17PM +0200, Hannah Rittich wrote:
> Package: podman
> Version: 3.0.1+dfsg1-3+b1
> Severity: minor
> X-Debbugs-Cc:
> Using podman on chimaera results in many spurious error messages that result
> from podman trying to write to the systemd journal.
> These error messages can be avoided by creating the file
> `/etc/containers/containers.conf` containing:
>     [engine]
>     cgroup_manager = "cgroupfs"
>     events_logger = "file"

Thanks for this. As podman is not a forked package and Devuan uses Debian's
packages directly without recompilation we cannot do this directly. However, I
am reassigning to src:debian-config-override and will add a
debian-podman-config-override package to that with your suggested defaults.


bug reassigned from package 'podman' to 'src:debian-config-override'. Request was from Mark Hindley <> to (Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:03:03 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).

No longer marked as found in versions 3.0.1+dfsg1-3+b1. Request was from Mark Hindley <> to (Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:03:03 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).

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bug#595; Package src:debian-config-override. (Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:03:10 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).

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bug acknowledged by developer. (Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:24:04 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).

Message #20 received at (full text, mbox, reply):

Subject: #595: fixed in src:debian-config-override version 2.1
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:19:17 +0000
Version: 2.1

Source package debian-config-override (2.1) added to Devuan suite unstable.

This closes bug report 595.


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Format: 1.8
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:02:56 +0100
Source: debian-config-override
Architecture: source
Version: 2.1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Mark Hindley <>
Changed-By: Mark Hindley <>
Closes: 595 596
 debian-config-override (2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
   * Add debian-podman-config-override (Closes: #595, #596).
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