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Podman 5


Ship Podman 5 in Fedora 40.


Current status

Detailed Description


Benefit to Fedora

Podman 5 will:

  • No longer support cgroups v1
  • Deprecate CNI plugins
  • Deprecate Boltdb
  • Have passt as the default rootless network service instead of slirp4netns
  • Support stable --format Go template structs
  • Isolate podman bindings leading to improved usability
  • Allow better handling of containers.conf


  • Proposal owners:
  • Other developers:
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not needed for this Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
  • Alignment with Community Initiatives:

Upgrade/compatibility impact

Podman 5 will come with breaking changes affecting upgradability:

  • CGroups v1 environments will be required to switch to CGroups v2
  • CNI plugin environemnts will need to switch to netavark
  • Changes in --format Go template structs

How To Test

Probably best handled in a Podman Test Day aligned with Fedora 40 Test Days.

  • Install Fedora 40
  • Install Podman 5
  • Run test cases / suite (TBD)

User Experience

Podman 5 will provide better usability of Podman bindings, easier to maintain containers.conf and other configuration files along with database performance improvements and CLI enhancements.


Projects / Packages likely to be affected:

  • Cockpit
  • CoreOS
  • Toolbox
  • Silverblue / Kinoite
  • Podman Desktop

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes