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Arch Linux for Windows Subsystem for Linux (Install)

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requires windows10/server2016

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 10/23/2018.

This packages installs Arch Linux for Windows Subsystem for Linux.


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To install Arch Linux for Windows Subsystem for Linux (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install wsl-archlinux

To upgrade Arch Linux for Windows Subsystem for Linux (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade wsl-archlinux


  • tools\.SkipAutoUninstaller
  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName    = 'wsl-archlinux'
    $bits           = Get-ProcessorBits
    $toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url            = ''
    $checksum       = '268D3E5140C42DB6767B779AC3CABF4EA60011383C4389A50F80B92F4FF3A1D5'
    $unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
    $exe            = 'arch.exe'
    if (!($bits -eq 64)){
        Write-Warning "This package is for 64 bit versions of Windows only."
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $packageName
      unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
      fileType       = 'ZIP' 
      url            = $url
      checksum       = $checksum
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $packageName
      unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
      fileType       = 'ZIP' 
      url            = "$toolsDir\DistroLauncher-Appx_1.0.3.0_x64.appx"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $packageName
      softwareName   = ''
      fileType       = 'EXE'
      silentArgs     = 'install --root'
      file           = "$toolsDir\$exe"
      validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
    Install-BinFile -Name arch -Path $toolsDir\arch.exe
    wslconfig /list
    Remove-Item $toolsDir\DistroLauncher-Appx*.* -force | Out-Null
    Remove-Item $toolsDir\Add-AppDevPackage.ps1 -force | Out-Null
    Remove-Item $toolsDir\Add-AppDevPackage.resources -recurse -force | Out-Null
  • tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName    = 'wsl-archlinux'
    wslconfig /unregister Arch_Linux
    wslconfig /list
    Uninstall-BinFile arch

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    • wsl (≥ 1.0.1)

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Aaron Griffin
  • Allan McRae
  • Anatol Pomozov
  • Andreas Radke
  • Andrew Gregory
  • Antonio Rojas
  • Bartłomiej Piotrowski
  • Christian Hesse
  • Dan McGee
  • Dave Reisner
  • Evangelos Foutras
  • Felix Yan
  • Florian Pritz
  • Gaetan Bisson
  • Gerardo Pozzi
  • Giancarlo Razzolini
  • Giovanni Scafora
  • Guillaume Alaux
  • Ionuț Mircea Bîru
  • Jan de Groot
  • Jan Steffens
  • Jelle van der Waa
  • Johannes Löthberg
  • Jürgen Hötzel
  • Laurent Carlier
  • Levente Polyak
  • Lukas Fleischer
  • Maxime Gauduin
  • Pierre Schmitz
  • Ray Rashif
  • Rémy Oudompheng
  • Ronald van Haren
  • Sébastien Luttringer
  • Sven-Hendrik Haase
  • Thomas Bächler
  • Tobias Powalowski


Copyright © Judd Vinet and Aaron Griffin.


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