scratchy lets you quickly bootstrap a Linux distro in a (non-Docker) container and interactively execute something in it:

Currently supports bootstrapping Arch, but it's super easy to add more scripts for other distros! Contributions always welcome!


... and a big thank you to @lizrice / @lizrice for her fantastic containers-from-scratch talks!

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@fribbledom @lizrice @lizrice She’s done some great live coding sessions that I’ve recommended on multiple occasions to get people out of the “containers are docker” mindset.

Personally I learned via podman and many LWN articles, but seeing a working concept built up from nothing in under 90 minutes still left me impressed!

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