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== On the Server Side ==
 
== On the Server Side ==
Create an NFS share on the server to host the packages.
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Create an NFS share on the server hosting the packages.
  
*Install NFS:
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For detailed help on setting up an NFS server please see [[ NFS ]]
  pacman -S nfs-utils
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*Add this line to /etc/exports:
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* Add this line to /etc/exports:
  /var/cache/pacman/pkg 192.168.14.0/255.255.255.0(rw,no_root_squash)
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  /var/cache/pacman/pkg 192.168.0.0/24(rw,no_subtree_check,nohide)
*Add rpcbind, nfs-common and nfs-server to DAEMONS in /etc/rc.conf.
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*Start the NFS daemons:
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* If you modify /etc/exports while the server is running, you must re-export them for changes to take effect:
  # rc.d start rpcbind nfs-common nfs-server
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# exportfs -ra
 
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For more help on setting up an NFS server please see [[ NFS ]]
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== On all clients==
 
== On all clients==

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This document outlines one way to share Arch Linux packages across a LAN. A better way to do this would be to create a Custom local repository with ABS and gensync and make the repository available across the LAN using NFS or FTP. This document should be edited to describe this process in detail. For the time being, the original HOWTO is left intact below:

Introduction

Sharing all of your downloaded packages to your LAN can save bandwidth, diskspace, and time.

pacman -Sy

Will sync against our local repository;

pacman -S pkgname 

Will try to download and install a package from localserver. If the package does not exist it will download it from the next server in the list /etc/pacman.conf and save the package on localserver;

alsync

Will update localserver database against ftp.archlinux.org.

In example: for my network

serverip=192.168.14.3
network=192.168.14.0/255.255.255.0

Adjust to your needs.

On the Server Side

Create an NFS share on the server hosting the packages.

For detailed help on setting up an NFS server please see NFS

  • Add this line to /etc/exports:
/var/cache/pacman/pkg 192.168.0.0/24(rw,no_subtree_check,nohide)
  • If you modify /etc/exports while the server is running, you must re-export them for changes to take effect:
# exportfs -ra

On all clients

  • Rename /var/cache/pacman/pkg to /var/cache/pacman/pkgorg.
  • Create a new /var/cache/pacman/pkg and mount the nfs share there.
  • Run:
mount -o rw,nolock 192.168.14.3:/var/cache/pacman/pkg /var/cache/pacman/pkg
  • If the mount from command line does not work add this option:
nfsvers=3
  • Or, if you want it automount after the reboot, add this line in /etc/fstab:
 192.168.14.3:/var/cache/pacman/pkg /var/cache/pacman/pkg    nfs    rw,nolock
  • Again, if the mount does not work, try to add mount option nfsvers=3 to the fstab entry.
  • Run:
mount -a
  • Run:
df

To check mount.

  • Move all your already fetched pkg from your clients:
 /var/cache/pacman/pkgorg to /var/cache/pacman/pkg
  • Edit /etc/pacman.conf and add this lines directly after the line:
 {current}
 Server = file:///var/cache/pacman/pkg

and after

 {extra}
 Server = file:///var/cache/pacman/pkg

I have skipped the step 3 because for me it works as i want already. I sync from each PC and all share the pacman cache.

To sync your local repository against archlinux.org

  • "alsync" connects, logs in, and updates your packages database on the local nfs server
 pacman -S openssl
 pacman -S wget


  • create a file called /bin/alsync and add these lines
 cd /var/cache/pacman/pkg
 wget -N ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/current/.db.
 wget -N ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/extra/.db.
  • chmod 777 /bin/alsync

copy this file to your clients

  • Attempt to run as root on the first client
 alsync
 pacman -Sy
 pacman -S new-pkgname
  • Then move to the next client and run
 pacman -Sy
 pacman -S new-pkgname