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#REDIRECT [[Pacman_Tips#Installing_packages_from_a_CD/DVD_or_USB_stick]]
If you wish to copy some packages from one Arch Linux computer to another (for example, with a slow Internet connection) by using a custom CD, do the following:
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* Create a repository of packages using gensync [[Custom local repository with ABS and gensync]]. Copy the packages from <code>/var/cache/pacman/pkg</code> on the updated Arch Linux system.
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* Create an iso of the repository on a CD-R or CD-RW
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* Mount the CD on the second Arch Linux computer
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* Add a custom repository to <code>/etc/pacman.conf</code>:
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  <pre>
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  [[mycd]]
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  Server = file:///mnt/cd/pkg
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  </pre>
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Another option is to simply copy the files from the CD into <code>/var/cache/pacman/pkg</code> on the second computer. Pacman will retreive the packages from there instead of the net if the files are up to date.
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Yet another option is to create a custom install CD as in http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=1387
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Revision as of 13:37, 26 September 2012