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Date:      Wed, 10 Jun 2015 23:47:43 +0000
To:        "Polytropon" <>, "Jason Cox" <>
Cc:        "FreeBSD Mailing List" <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD and Docker
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Hello everyone!

Thanks a lot for your input.

Any chance I could use something like overlayfs / zfs like the author claims?

Do sign up and give your feedback. There used to be a FreeBSD thread @ but it just got deleted.

Many thanks!


On 10. juni 2015 at 2:52 PM, "Polytropon" <> wrote:
>On Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:29:09 -0700, Jason Cox wrote:
>> What are you doing wrong? You are trying to run docker on 
>FreeBSD. Docker
>> is a containerization technology built for Linux. It uses LXC 
>(which is
>> Linux Containers) for older Kernels or docker specific bits 
>which are now
>> part of the modern Linux kernel 3.10+.
>It requires too many Linuxisms which aren't part of FreeBSD's
>Linux ABI, so expecting Docker to work on FreeBSD is somehow
>> Docker is basically FreeBSD Jails,
>> with a few more features and a lot more security issues.
>It's surely possible to run a "jail equivalent" of the Docker
>application package in question (here: Discourse).
>> I have not looked into Discourse, but any application that 
>requires Docker
>> is not worth using at this point.
>Discourse is not exactly _requiring_ Docker - there has been
>a prepackaged Docker "instance" of all the components you need
>to run Discourse, not more, not less. It should be possible to
>run Discourse the "traditional" way - using native FreeBSD
>> If
>> you just cannot get Discourse working on FreeBSD, then by all 
>means switch
>> to a Linux install instead. Make sure it is not centos as it 
>will not have
>> the update Kernel drivers for better Docker support.
>That is the final advice. :-)
>Docker is for Linux, Jails is for FreeBSD. It's somewhat comparable
>to a "pre-packaged VM image", more or less (probably less).
>Oh, and doing things like
>	# wget | sudo bash
>is definitely _not_ the way you want to install software on 
>It rather seems to be a new Linuxism that has emerged during the
>recent years. :-)
>Magdeburg, Germany
>Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
>Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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