Install required packages on the host

The initial version of KaarPux is build using a host system. The host system is used to build a basic tool-chain used to bootstrap KaarPux.

Building KaarPux should work on x86_64 (64-bit) AMD/Intel platforms.

Any recent mainstream Linux distribution should be usable on the host system.

Certain packages and package versions are needed on the host system to build KaarPux:

To install the required packages on your host system, you can try to run:


If this does not work, please install the packages mentioned above manually.


Some distributions ship with mawk, which cannot be used to build KaarPux. Make sure you have gawk installed:

awk -W version | head -1