How can I request the official repository provides tools for rootless Docker?

I have managed to enable Docker in rootless mode on Tumbleweed as follows:

$ sudo zypper install docker rootlesskit
$ sudo systemctl --now disable docker.service
$ curl -fsSL | sh
$ systemctl --user --now enable docker.service

We need to add export DOCKER_HOST=unix:///run/user/1000/docker.sock to ~/.zshenv.

The script on setups ~/.config/systemd/user/docker.service.

However, the script also downloads executable files, docker and dockerd, and others to ~/bin. It would be problematic.

It would be great for the official repository to provide the required tools for rootless Docker as explained in the documentation.

  • rootlesskit-docker-proxy

I don’t know why rootlesskit-docker-proxy is not included in the rootlesskit package.

How can I request the official repository provides tools for rootless Docker? Is there any appropriate way?

Thank you.

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The best would be to branch the package, implement the necessary changes and submit request to integrate them.

I see. I will try it.

Thank you.


I gathered these info for you hope it will work for you.

To request that the official repository provide tools for rootless Docker, you can:

  1. Open an issue on the repository’s issue tracker (if available) or the relevant project’s GitHub repository.
  2. Post a message to the project’s mailing list or forum, if it has one.
  3. Reach out to the project maintainers directly by email or through social media channels.

In your request, provide clear and concise information about your request, including a link to the documentation you mentioned, and explain why the addition of these tools is important to you.

It is also a good idea to check the project’s contribution guidelines and follow the appropriate steps for submitting a request.

Note that there is no guarantee that your request will be fulfilled, but by following these steps, you can increase the chances of getting a response from the maintainers and potentially having your request considered.