Installing Nextcloud 20 on Fedora Linux with Podman

Nowadays many open source projects offer container images for easy deployment. This is very handy when running a home server or lab environment. A previous Fedora Magazine article covered installing Nextcloud from the source package. This article explains how you can run Nextcloud on Fedora 33 as a container deployment with Podman.

Nextcloud started in 2016 as a fork of Owncloud. Since then it evolved into a full-fledged collaboration software offering file- calendar- and contact-syncing plus much more. You can run a simple Kanban Board in it or write documents collaboratively. Nextcloud is fully open source under the AGPLv3 License and can be used for private or commercial use alike.

Podman is a container engine for developing managing and running OCI Containers on your Linux System. It offers a wide variety of features like rootless mode cgroupv2 support pod management and it can run daemonless. Furthermore you are getting a Docker compatible API for further development. It is available by default on Fedora Workstation and ready to be used.


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