I started to experiment with Development Containers using Podman. The Linux system setup by the
podman machine init command was so basic that things like git were not installed. So, let’s install git to find out that another thing was missing and a setting had to be changed an yet another one and and another one.
And finally, things still fail… Time for another approach: replace the Podman installed and configured Linux system with another one that comes with Windows/WSL integration.Read full article
In the First there was Linux post I explained how to get going with a Linux system on a Windows laptop. Where this would be a difficult task many years ago, it’s a breeze nowadays with Windows Subsystem for Linux.
Running a Linux system only doesn’t add much value to my way of working. I need applications. But this whole journey started with messing up a Windows laptop with all sorts of applications, frameworks and add-ons to just try something. I don’t want to do the same thing on a Linux system.
The solution: containerization; and that doesn’t read: Docker. Let’s dive into it.Read full article
Step one on the road to using Dev Containers is to get a Linux system running on my Windows laptop. In my setup, the Linux system will be used to run the Dev Containers. But since it is a full-fledged Linux system, I can use it for anything that I want of course.
Let’s get going and start to install a Linux system on top of a Windows laptop.Read full article