Downloading the Hitch Hiker Linux source

The Hitch Hiker Linux source code is available as an xz compressed tarball from the website, or can alternatively be cloned from the main git repository.

The current stable source tarball can be fetched using wget:

wget -c
tar -xJf src.tar.xz

Alternatively, should one wish to build the most recent development version of HitchHiker, the source can be checked out via git over https.

git clone


Currently, the build tree expects to be located in the top level directory /src, and it is therefore necessary to either cd / prior to running the previous commands, or else to bind mount the actual source directory onto /src prior to building. This requirement may be changed in the future in order to increase flexibility.