Don’t remember how, but I ended up with two Kubernetes installs on my mcfly desktop with macOS: the one that came with Docker Desktop for macOS and the minikube variety that I must have downloaded and installed in the past.
What is minikube?
minikube is a local Kubernetes environment for testing and development purposes. It spins up a lightweight virtual machine (will work even on a modest laptop) and runs an entire Kubernetes cluster in it.
Kubernetes (I haven’t written about it on Unix Tutorial yet) is an open-source system for managing containerized applications – deploying, scaling and failing them over using cluster architecture.
It’s great that minikube has support for such scenarios, so I just stopped it and invoked delete command like this:
[email protected]:~ $ minikube stop ✋ Stopping "minikube" in hyperkit … 🛑 "minikube" stopped. [email protected]:~ $ minikube delete 🔥 Deleting "minikube" in hyperkit … 💔 The "minikube" cluster has been deleted. 🔥 Successfully deleted profile "minikube"
To be sure things aren’t left behind, I also deleted the minikube configurartion directory:
and even the binary symlink itself:
Docker-desktop variety of Kubernetes is now the only one left, so I can continue my experiments and will publish more in the coming days: