[arch-general] chrooting / LiveCD

Jorge Almeida jjalmeida at gmail.com
Sat Feb 19 09:36:51 EST 2011

2011/2/19 Ángel Velásquez <angvp at archlinux.org>:
> 2011/2/19 Jorge Almeida <jjalmeida at gmail.com>:
>> I've been reading several pieces of documentation about making a
>> custom LiveCD, in particular the documentation for Archiso. Makefiles
>> and bash are not my strong suit, so I may have misunderstood
>> something. Among other things, we need to create a directory, say
>> "prov", and populate it with an arch system. I tried this:
>> mkdir -p prov/var/lib/pacman
>> pacman -r prov -Sy
>> pacman -r prov  -S base
>> This seems to work, although it had a complain about the directory
>> "sys". My question is: to populate a directory with a base system plus
>> some assorted stuff, can we do it with pacman -r? Or is it necessary
>> to chroot into prov? (And if so, don't we need to use pacman -r to
>> have a functional chroot dir to begin with?)
>> I would understand the need for chroot if we were to compile software
>> (I read LFS stuff...), to ensure correct library linking. But we're
>> talking about binary packages...
>> I'm just trying to get the big (and small) picture...
>> TIA
>> Jorge Almeida
> Well if I were you, I will use a clean chroot first, then l use that
> dir, plus I can add or test packages in the chroot itself
OK, but how will you get a clean chroot to begin with? If not with
pacman -r, how? Extracting some tarball? And is that different from
using pacman -r?

Thanks, anyway


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