Installing rkt on popular Linux distributions
rkt is available in the Community Repository and can be installed using pacman:
sudo pacman -S rkt
rkt is available in the CentOS Community Build Service for CentOS 7.
rkt is an integral part of CoreOS, installed with the operating system. The CoreOS releases page lists the version of rkt available in each CoreOS release channel.
If the version of rkt included in CoreOS is too old, it's fairly trivial to fetch the desired version via a systemd unit.
rkt is currently packaged in Debian sid (unstable) available at https://packages.debian.org/sid/utils/rkt:
sudo apt-get install rkt
Note that due to an outstanding bug (https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=823322) one has to use the "coreos" stage1 image:
sudo rkt run --insecure-options=image --stage1-name=coreos.com/rkt/stage1-coreos:1.5.1 docker://nginx
If you prefer to install the newest version of rkt follow the instructions in the Ubuntu section below.
rkt is packaged in the development version of Fedora, Rawhide:
sudo dnf install rkt
Until the rkt package makes its way into the general Fedora releases, download the latest rkt directly from the project.
rkt's entry in the Fedora package database tracks packaging work for this distribution.
rkt can integrate with SELinux on Fedora but in a limited way. This has the following caveats: - running as systemd service restricted (see #2322) - access to host volumes restricted (see #2325) - socket activation restricted (see #2326) - metadata service restricted (see #1978)
As a workaround, SELinux can be temporarily disabled:
sudo setenforce Permissive
Or permanently disabled by editing
Fedora uses firewalld to dynamically define firewall zones. rkt is not yet fully integrated with firewalld. The default firewalld rules may interfere with the network connectivity of rkt pods. To work around this, add a firewalld rule to allow pod traffic:
sudo firewall-cmd --add-source=172.16.28.0/24 --zone=trusted
rkt can be installed on NixOS using the following command:
nix-env -iA rkt
The source for the rkt.nix expression can be found on GitHub
rkt is available in the Virtualization:containers project on openSUSE Build Service. Before installing, the appropriate repository needs to be added (usually Tumbleweed or Leap):
sudo zypper ar -f obs://Virtualization:containers/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/ virtualization_containers sudo zypper ar -f obs://Virtualization:containers/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ virtualization_containers
Install rkt using zypper:
sudo zypper in rkt
rkt is not packaged currently in Ubuntu. If you want the newest version of rkt the easiest method to install it is using the
install-rkt.sh script. This script can be found in the scripts directory of the rkt Github repository.
Either clone the repository and run the script:
git clone https://github.com/coreos/rkt cd rkt sudo ./scripts/install-rkt.sh
Or just get the script:
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/coreos/rkt/master/scripts/install-rkt.sh chmod +x install-rkt.sh sudo ./install-rkt.sh
The above script will install the "gnupg2", and "checkinstall" packages, download rkt, verify it, and finally invoke "checkinstall" to create a deb package and install rkt. To uninstall rkt, execute:
sudo apt-get remove rkt