Re: Actual status of Docker (ready for production?)

From: Jochen Neumeister <>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2023 18:32:58 UTC
Hello Alex,

most people use either Jails or Bhyve on FreeBSD.
I took over maintaining the Docker port a few days ago. I had another 
Docker port almost ready to use on FreeBSD about 2 years ago. Here, 
however, little time and too little manpower was the reason that it 
could not be implemented.
I would like to make a new attempt to make the Docker port usable.
Currently I would not recommend to use it in a productive environment, 
because it is also relatively expensive.

However, I don't want to make any promises that this time I will succeed 
in getting Docker running on FreeBSD so that it can be used productively.


Am 20.02.23 um 09:13 schrieb
> Hello!
> ​
> ​I'm trying to understand an actual status of Docker / podman to check 
> if I can pick FreeBSD as a platform for the application servers 
> running pre-packaged apps inside Docker.
> ​
> ​I've tried to google things, but I'm getting controversial 
> information here:
> ​- wiki ( says things doesn't actually 
> works since around 2019-2022
> ​- ports seems to contain Docker 
> ( and it seems to be 
> regularly updated
> ​- there doesn't seem to be any discussion in this maillist lately, 
> which makes me thing it's either dead or very much alive =)
> ​
> ​Any real-life Docker usage feedback would be much appreciated!
> ​I'm considering production servers, would love to make it on FreeBSD 
> as opposed to Linux, but if it will be crashing / throwing errors 
> and/or won't just work out of the box, like it does on (Debian/Ubuntu) 
> Linux, I will be in trouble.
> ​
> ​Thanks in advance!
> ​
> With best regards,
> ​Alex Potemkin.