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#1 2019-09-29 08:32:12

olive
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Archlinux on WSL?

Does anyone here know ArchWSL (to be installed in the Windows subsystem for Linux, on Windows 10) that we find on github (https://github.com/yuk7/ArchWSL)? Is there some sort of support for it in the Arch community? I have not really tried it, but I have extracted their root filesystem and examined it within a real ArchLinux. It seems to be a set of initial unconfigured packages that you have to configure yourself.

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#2 2019-09-29 09:37:21

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Re: Archlinux on WSL?

It isn't Arch, and it isn't supported by the community.


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#3 2019-09-29 09:48:55

olive
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Re: Archlinux on WSL?

OK, no plan to have some sort of official support? It seems that the only thing it really does is to extract an initial filesystem made of official packages and register it through Windows. Their mirrorlist just list the official ArchLinux mirror from where to retrieve the real Archlinux packages. Or is it maybe something unacceptable about it?

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#4 2019-09-29 10:38:10

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Re: Archlinux on WSL?

Or is it maybe something unacceptable about it?

Correct, see http://archlinux.2023198.n4.nabble.com/ … l#a4718292


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#5 2019-09-29 14:58:27

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Re: Archlinux on WSL?

I must say, however, I would be interested in such a project.  I do use WSL/Debian at work where we are standardized on Windows 10.  It actually works very well.   This is in a similar vein to Arch Linux Arm, another project I enjoy and use.  But, as WorMzy and Lone_Wolf point out, those implementations are different projects and should (if they are or become real) have their own support infrastructure, and would not be supported here.

Now, on the other hand, if one were able to use our install iso and perform the installation on WSL using our install guide (perhaps with a few tweeks), then it might be okay; not unlike installing Arch Linux in a VM.


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#6 2019-09-29 15:50:21

Scimmia
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Re: Archlinux on WSL?

ewaller wrote:

Now, on the other hand, if one were able to use our install iso and perform the installation on WSL using our install guide (perhaps with a few tweeks), then it might be okay; not unlike installing Arch Linux in a VM.

Not the install ISO, but the bootstrap image. The linked post was mine, I've done this and it works fine. Seems to be some issues with gpg hanging, though.

It also isn't much like a VM. It's not even really as much as a container, closer to a simple chroot. WSL2 sounds like it'll be a full-on VM, though.

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#7 2019-09-29 16:12:48

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Re: Archlinux on WSL?

Scimmia wrote:

WSL2 sounds like it'll be a full-on VM, though.

Not to much, I hope.   I like the fact I can open a ssh session back to my home using the -D switch to do port forwarding for the entire host machine.  I also like that I can open ports on the host machine and put services behind them from Linux.

Edit:  Your project does look interesting; when I get some time at work I'll try it

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