docker on dragonfly

Siju George at
Wed Nov 4 05:53:16 PST 2020

*Docker* is developed in the Go language and utilizes *LXC*, cgroups, and
the Linux kernel itself.


On Wed, Nov 4, 2020, 6:38 PM Patrick McDonough <~patrick/dfly at> wrote:

> I could be awfully wrong, so a more authoritative answer would be welcome.
> But Docker's daemon (the service that runs containers) is to my knowledge
> quite specific to Linux, and more recently Windows.
> The common route to docker 'support' outside of those two platforms was
> (is?) to run a virtualised Linux host that then ran the docker service,
> with containers executed inside that virtual machine. This is how Docker
> for MacOS works right now.
> It seems like the docker-machine package will do this for you, but I
> haven't tested it myself.
> Perhaps more interesting than useful; there was an effort in FreeBSD to
> provide a more native docker solution using a mix of jails, ZFS and their
> Linux compatibility layer. But I can't say how well it worked, or if it is
> still supported. But you may want to ask them.
> Patrick
> On Wed, 4 Nov 2020 13:23:19 +0200
> Tiran Efrat <tiran.efrat at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Does dragonfly support docker engine installation? I couldn't find an
> > installer.
> > thanks,
> > Tiran.
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