docker-io package maintainer at Fedora, does a damn good job at
keeping it up to date. I think it’s a good time to see what changed over the
last weeks in the Docker-Fedora world.
Why Docker is still not available in Fedora?
There are some technical issues to overcome :)
The most important blocker is lack of AUFS support in the kernel (upstream as well as Fedora’s and RHEL’s). Alex Larsson is working on a replacement for AUFS using devicemapper. You can read more about this work in a nice blog post where Alex is covering this area.
Not yet in the official repos
At least not for Fedora 19 and 20. In Rawhide we do have a
avaialable, but Rawhide is intended for testing, and this is what we do now
docker-io package. Additionally we agreed with upstream to not push Docker
to Fedora repos before the
0.7.0 release. This is very closely related to
Alex’s work on devicemapper. We do not want to make avialable half-backed
Please be patient.
Today I've updated my repository. It contains the latest
Only 64 bit
This is not a Fedora choice, but it’s forced by
upstream. Docker currently
works only on 64 bit architectures, so there won’t be any build for other
arm), at least for now. I’m not sure where the
root of this problem lies, but I’ll do some research over then next few days.
This is a quite big issue, since it technically prevents us from adding Docker to Fedora, since all packages should be available on all supported architectures.
I hope at that should is the key word here.
Some other important changes made from
Networking issues when accessing servers from an instance are now resolved. Appropriate iptables rules are now created when starting the docker service.
docker -vcommands prints now correct version information.
If you’re using zsh - you have now completion enabled!