kiwi system prepare¶

SYNOPSIS¶

kiwi [global options] service <command> [<args>]

kiwi system prepare -h | --help
kiwi system prepare --description=<directory> --root=<directory>
[--allow-existing-root]
[--clear-cache]
[--ignore-repos]
[--ignore-repos-used-for-build]
[--set-repo=<source,type,alias,priority,imageinclude,package_gpgcheck>]
[--delete-package=<name>...]
[--signing-key=<key-file>...]
kiwi system prepare help


DESCRIPTION¶

Create a new image root directory. The prepare step builds a new image root directory from the specified XML description. The specified root directory is the root directory of the new image root system. As the root user you can enter this system via chroot as follows:

\$ chroot <directory> bash


OPTIONS¶

 --add-package= specify package to add(install). The option can be specified multiple times --add-repo= See the kiwi::system::build manual page for further details --allow-existing-root allow to re-use an existing image root directory --clear-cache delete repository cache for each of the used repositories before installing any package. This is useful if an image build should take and validate the signature of the package from the original repository source for any build. Some package managers unconditionally trust the contents of the cache, which is ok for cache data dedicated to one build but in case of kiwi the cache is shared between multiple image builds on that host for performance reasons. --delete-package= specify package to delete. The option can be specified multiple times --description= Path to the kiwi XML description. Inside of that directory there must be at least a config.xml of *.kiwi XML description. --ignore-repos Ignore all repository configurations from the XML description. Using that option is usally done with a sequence of –add-repo options otherwise there are no repositories available for the image build which would lead to an error. --ignore-repos-used-for-build Works the same way as –ignore-repos except that repository configurations which has the imageonly attribute set to true will not be ignored. --root= Path to create the new root system. --set-repo= See the kiwi::system::build manual page for further details --signing-key= set the key file to be trusted and imported into the package manager database before performing any opertaion. This is useful if an image build should take and validate repository and package signatures during build time. This option can be specified multiple times.