Archbootstrap-ee

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Archbootstrap-ee is a small script to bootstrap an Arch Linux installation from a running Arch Linux. You can download it from the AUR (present as archbootstrap-eeAUR).

Basic usage

archbootstrap-ee <architecture> <targetdirectory> [mirror] [pkgcache]

architecture and targetdirectory are needed paramteres. Architecture can either be i686 or x86_64. Target directory can be any directory, it will be created by archbootstrap-ee.

Additional usage

Mirror

By default, archbootstrap-ee uses ftp.archlinux.org to retrieve the needed packages. You can change it to any other, but you have to escape it.

ftp://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/archlinux/$repo/os/x86_64 

would turn into

ftp://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/archlinux/\$repo/os/$TARCH

$TARCH will be set by archbootstrap-ee, $repo is used by pacman.

Package cache

The archbootstrap-ee package will create an additional directory containing the cached packages. If you are on x86_64, /var/cache/pacman/pkg32 will be created and vice versa. You can change the cache to any directory.