[arch-general] Debootstrap for Arch?

Piyush P Kurur ppk at
Thu Apr 1 03:17:46 CEST 2010

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 05:31:31PM -0600, Brendan Long wrote:
> Is there anything similar to debootstrap for Arch? Debootstrap basically
> a command where you give it some options and point it to a partition and
> it installs Debian (or a Debian-based distro) onto it.

You can install packages under a particular directroy using the command

pacman -S pkgname -r /gateway/to/hell

So using that you can actually build a chrooted environment and work
your way up.

Somethign like

$ pacman -S base -r /gateway/to/hell
$ mount -t proc /gateway/to/hell/proc

$ chroot bash /gateway/to/hell
$ complete the installation there.

should work.



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