Just a quick tip on how to easily create a Fedora chroot environment from (even a non-Fedora) Linux distribution.
I am going to show the process on Debian stretch but it’s not be much different elsewhere.
Since I am going to leverage pip/PyPI, I need it available — that and a few non-Python widespread dependencies:
# apt install python-pip db-util lsb-release rpm yum # pip install image-bootstrap pychroot
Now for the actual chroot creation, process and usage is very close to debootstrap of Debian:
# directory-bootstrap fedora --release 25 /var/lib/fedora_25_chroot
Done. Now let’s prove we have actual Fedora 25 in there. For lsb_release we need package redhat-lsb here, but the chroot was is functional before that already.
# pychroot /var/lib/fedora_25_chroot dnf -y install redhat-lsb # pychroot /var/lib/fedora_25_chroot lsb_release -a LSB Version: :core-4.1-amd64:core-4.1-noarch:[..]:printing-4.1-noarch Distributor ID: Fedora Description: Fedora release 25 (Twenty Five) Release: 25 Codename: TwentyFive
Note the use of pychroot which does bind mounts of /dev and friends out of the box, mainly.
See you 🙂