On 01/19/2018 06:49 AM, Allan McRae wrote:
The --root option was widely misunderstood, and is now replaced by --sysroot.
Signed-off-by: Allan McRae firstname.lastname@example.org
The idea of --sysroot was to provide something that --root never quite did. Is there any reason to keep --root?
pacstrap breaks if you try to replace --root with --sysroot, since the --sysroot does not yet exist and does not have a pacman.conf.
We could prepare the newroot by copying /etc/pacman.conf and /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist within pacstrap, but this means if the pacman.conf differs from whatever the latest version of pacman has, it will be installed as a pacnew.
Other than that, I cannot think of any reason anyone would wish to use --root.