Podman 4 support?

Asked by Will Rouesnel

Are there any plans to move to supporting podman 4? The 3.x series seems to have definitely finished development whereas 4.x is up to 4.2. Most bug reports are now being responded upstream with either "fixed in 4.x" or a request to re-test using the latest in that series.

Will official packaging support podman 4 soon, and if not, why (i.e. is their a resourcing concern with maintaining the packages?)

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Manfred Hampl suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #3037: “no rolling release”.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Ubuntu is copying packages from Debian, and also Debian has started packaging the 4.* version just in "experimental", see https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/libpod

If the Debian package with the new version has proven to be stable enough for copying into "unstable", "testing" or "stable", then Ubuntu will take it over into its development release (currently 22.10). If the deadlines for 22.10 are missed, then it most probably will be only Ubuntu 23.04.
For the possibilities to bring a new version into an older Ubuntu release, see the FAQ linked above.

There may also be PPAs, see https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=libpod for a list of potential candidates.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

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