toolbox program is a wrapper for setting up containers on Fedora. It’s not doing anything you can’t do yourself with
podman, but it does make using and managing containers more simple and easy to do. It comes by default on Silverblue where it’s aimed for use with terminal apps and dev work, but you can try it on a regular Fedora workstation.
sudo dnf install toolbox
You can create just one container if you want, which will be called something like
fedora-toolbox-32, or you can create separate containers for different things. Up to you. As an example, let’s create a container called
toolbox create --container testing-f32
toolbox uses the Fedora registry and creates a container which is the same version as your host. However you can specify a different version if you need to, for example if you needed a Fedora 30 container.
toolbox create --release f30 --container testing-f30
These containers are not yet running, they’ve just been created for you.Continue reading