Learning phase 8

CARLI Customized arch linux iso

Learn how to build a distro from scratch

Only the largest numbered Carli can be used for building
All other Carlis should only be watched for
learning purposes and never built



You have been learning about Arch Linux and ArcoLinux. At some point in time you may wish to build your own distro/iso and start building it up from scratch. That is phase 8.

We advise you to start in the menu “Start here” and work your way down the menu.

The article “Goal and vision” will clarify what we aim for with the Carli project.

At the moment we are still thinking how to organize all the articles. We will change the structure as the project grows.

Check out the story line in the Carli menu.

Each month we will try to make another step in order to develop our own distro.


10 Adding packages – pipewire – design – bluetooth

10 Adding packages – pipewire – design – bluetooth

It is always about choices. ArcoLinux runs in 2021 on Pulseaudio. Alci has no sound at all. Why not give Carli pipewire? In order to enjoy music I like to have my bluetooth headset available so we explain how to add services.It could be any other service like...

9 Creation of carli-poly-dark

9 Creation of carli-poly-dark

We want to see how the poly-dark looks on real metal. The only way to see it is to create a new grub theme. Since we already have a poly-light the poly-dark is easily created.

8 Improving the PKGBUILD for the grub theme

8 Improving the PKGBUILD for the grub theme

In this video we will check the pkgbuild. We are using 'convenience' or 'maintenance' files. It makes no sense these packages go on the users system. So we remove them from the source folder before the building happens.