buildkit-machine allows you to make buildkitd daemon accessible in your macOS environment. To do so, it uses lima, which is a Linux subsystem for macOS, under the hood. lima spins up a VM that runs buildkitd daemon in a rootless way which means that sock file of the buildkitd daemon is now be able to accessible from
$ go install github.com/developer-guy/buildkit-machine@latest
Please ensure you've installed limactl because buildkit-machine will use limactl executable under the hood.
To make it accessible Buildkitd Daemon over socket:
$ buildkit-machine start buildkitd --unix $(pwd)/buildkitd.sock
To make it accessible Buildkitd Daemon over TCP connection:
$ buildkit-machine start builtkitd --tcp 9999
Once you make buildkitd accessible to your host, you can be able to use client tooling such as
buildctl to start building and pushing container images. There is an on-going issue in Docker Buildx side to let Buildx to connect remote Buildkit daemon. Once it is ready, we can use buildx too.