[arch-dev-public] Windows Subsystem Linux - Arch Linux as official container?

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.org
Thu Feb 1 19:16:16 UTC 2018

On Thu, 1 Feb 2018 20:09:26 +0100
Thomas Bächler via arch-dev-public <arch-dev-public at archlinux.org> wrote:

> Right now, I only have experience with the version before the fall
> creators update, and that has issues:
> * As others mentioned, some glibc functionality relies on certain
> clone() flags that WSL did/does not support.
> * pacman needs an LD_PRELOAD hack since it insists on using chroot even
> without a --root option, but WSL does/did not have chroot.

Both are fixed, chroot is supported in the Fall Creators update and the glibc
issues have been fixed since.

The addition of chroot makes it simple to install Arch. Just let it setup
Ubuntu, then use the bootstrap image to install Arch. Copy a couple of dirs in
Windows and you're done.
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