This guide has not yet been extensively tested. Please use at your own risk.


  1. Installing JuNest
# Get the code
wget https://github.com/fsquillace/junest/archive/5.6.9.tar.gz -O junest-5.6.9.tar.gz
tar xvf junest-5.6.9.tar.gz

# Clean up
rm junest-5.6.9.tar.gz
mv junest-5.6.9 junest

# Set path
echo "PATH=~/junest/bin:\$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc && source ~/.bashrc
  1. To open your chroot for the first time type
junest -f
  1. Update core packages
pacman -Syyu
  1. Install nano, a text editor, for the following step
pacman -Syyu nano

You can now leave the chroot with exit or by hitting Ctrl + D. JuNest is now installed for further use.


It is highly recommended that you only run programs as a regular user when possible. To open your chroot as a regular user to run programs you have installed, run junest.

To open your chroot as "root" (which should only be needed for installing packages), run junest -f.

Once you are in your chroot you can install packages as you would with the pacman package manager (eg: pacman -S php). You can then run any applications you'd like inside the chroot, as long as they meet our Software Guidelines.