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Re: Virtualize a Debian system within Manjaro



john doe wrote:
> > 
> > There is an office where the standard desktop OS is Manjaro (a
> > clone of Arch Linux). There is not much choice actually.
> > 
> > I don't very much like Manjaro's packaging system and its lack of many
> > essential packages in binary format. When I need something as simple as
> > codesearch or apg or dateutils, it tries to compile them.
> > 
> > Willing to run a Debian instance within Manjaro, what's my best choice?
> > 
> > The easiest thing that comes to mind is installing VirtualBox in
> > Manjaro, but are there less resource-intensive and GUI-dependent
> > options? Maybe some kind of chroot or container?
> > 
> 
> Qemu preferably with KVM works well with Debian in a VM without a GUI.

The question is maybe I need not emulate hardware at all.

> 
> Chroot/container/VM are not the same, which one you pick depend on what
> you want to do with that Debian.

I mostly want to run Debian userspace commands and install
Debian userspace packages like aws, codesearch, dateutils, mercurial,
colordiff, ansible, mtr and others without the hassle of pacman.

> 
> See also Libvirt to manage your container/VMs.

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