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]
    [--set-repo=<source,type,alias,priority>]
    [--add-repo=<source,type,alias,priority>...]
    [--obs-repo-internal]
    [--add-package=<name>...]
    [--delete-package=<name>...]
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=<name>
 specify package to add(install). The option can be specified multiple times
--add-repo=<source,type,alias,priority>
 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=<name>
 specify package to delete. The option can be specified multiple times
--description=<directory>
 Path to the kiwi XML description. Inside of that directory there must be at least a config.xml of *.kiwi XML description.
--obs-repo-internal
 See the kiwi::system::build manual page for further details
--root=<directory>
 Path to create the new root system.
--set-repo=<source,type,alias,priority>
 See the kiwi::system::build manual page for further details