podman-mac-helper tool to migrate from Docker to Podman on macOS
podman-mac-help to migrate transparently to Podman on macOS.
- Continue using familiar Docker commands.
- Take advantage of the benefits of Podman on macOS.
- Your tools, such as Maven or Testcontainers, communicate with Podman without reconfiguration.
podman-mac-helper tool provides a compatibility layer that allows you to use most Docker commands with Podman on macOS.
The service redirects
/var/run/docker to the fixed user-assigned UNIX socket location.
- Docker service is paused and Start Docker Desktop when you log in is disabled, or Docker is uninstalled.
Set up the
podman-mac-helperservice for each user. Run the command:
sudo podman-mac-helper install
For additional install options please run the command:
sudo podman-mac-helper install --help
Your tools communicating to the Docker socket, such as Maven or Testcontainers, communicate with Podman without reconfiguration.
podman-mac-helpertool to run commands. To run a command with Podman by using the
podman-mac-helpertool, prefix the command with
$ podman-mac-helper run -it <your_container> bash