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


  1. Installing JuNest

     mkdir ~/.junest
     curl https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42449030/junest/junest-x86_64.tar.gz | tar -xz -C ~/.junest
     echo "PATH=~/.junest/opt/junest/bin:\$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc && source ~/.bashrc
  2. To open your chroot for the first time type

     junest -f
  3. Install nano, a text editor, for the following step

     pacman -Sy nano
  4. Configuring pacman to use faster mirrors

     nano /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    Use F6 to search for "mirror.us.leaseweb" and remove the "#" from the start of that line. Replace "us" with "nl" or "de" based on your server's location for maximum speeds.

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.