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The lightweight Arch Linux based distro that runs upon any Linux distros without root access.

JuNest runs on exotic environments

One of the most important aspects of JuNest is that it must run even on exotic host systems. This JuNest principle implies that many failure cases need to be taken into account. For instance, JuNest must use a limited number of unix commands in order to have more chances of portability on heterogeneous systems.

In the last release, the JuNest portability has been drastically increased thanks to a reliable fallback mechanism. Each executables used inside the JuNest scripts is wrapped by bash functions that first check if the executables is available in any of the host system paths (i.e. /bin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin and /sbin). In case the executable returns a bad exit code, JuNest will try to run the same executable available inside the JuNest image as last hope.

This approach has brought to a big improvements, for instance it is now possible to have JuNest running even on really small OS such as Tiny Core Linux.

There are only eight needed executables for JuNest: bash, chown (for root access only), ln, mkdir, rm, tar, uname and either wget or curl.