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HEADS UP: makeimg has a new home

Create Arch Linux images (disk image, tarball, or chroot).

Makeimg provides a declarative way to describe Arch Linux images (e.g. VM images). It's a mix between makepkg and the Openwrt image builder.

The core idea of makeimg is to generate a system image in 6 steps:

These steps together provide a dense and sophisticated means to describe a system. Take a look at the provided example to get a better understanding for how such a description might look like.

Currently, the best documentation is the man page.


Makeimg currently only runs on Arch Linux. You can find it in the AUR: makeimg-git.

Source code

For the source code, please see

Man pages

makeimg(1), IMGBUILD(5)