05/05/2023, 7:07 PM
I would like to change my current Mac dev environment over to use Rancher Desktop, but I’m running into two issues: 1. a hanging condition trying to run some build tooling for the Istio open source project. Not sure the best way to proceed. To create the hang, isn’t too difficult. You can simply clone the istio repo,
git clone <>
and try running a
make build
. It hangs pretty early in that process. 2. within the tooling container we also run docker commands (DinD) to the mounted socket. It seems Rancher Desktop doesn’t like to do that in a rootless container. If running the container as root, things work. Simply command to verify:
docker run -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -u 501: -it --rm docker docker ps
. Remove the -u parm and it should work.


05/05/2023, 8:59 PM
Can you please share here any log messages in the console when things hang up?


05/05/2023, 9:11 PM
I haven’t seen anything in terms of logs, but I can try again.
Looks like I see the same hang when using colima. Assume it’s something in the qemu implementation maybe not liking a file copy,