brl fetch can be used to automate acquiring Linux
distributions for use as
strata. However, this supports a limited number of
distros and requires an internet connection.
Strata may also be created
manually, which may be preferred in some situations.
To manually add a
stratum, get its contents into a new directory within
/bedrock/strata corresponding to the new
stratum's name. For example:
Or for another example:
Ensure the new
stratum name does not contain any whitespace characters, forward or back slashes, colons, equal signs, dollar signs, or single or double quotes. Moreover, ensure it does not start with a dash character. At the time of writing, Bedrock's implementation naively assumes these constraints to be in place.
By default, new
hidden to avoid accidentally being
enabled while the files are mid transfer into place. Once you have completed placing the new
stratum's files into
Finally, to actually use the stratum,
New, manually acquired
strata may complain about missing users or groups. If so, you may need to manually add them. Such
strata may also complain about locale issues, in which case you may need to manually set up the given