Difference between revisions of "Making a Custom Package CD"

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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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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:
  
Create a repository of packages using gensync Custom local repository with ABS and gensync. Copy the packages from /var/cache/pacman/pkg on the updated Arch Linux system.  
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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.
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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* Create an iso of the repository on a CD-R or CD-RW
Add a custom repository to /etc/pacman.conf:  
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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>
 
   [[mycd]]
 
   [[mycd]]
 
   Server = file:///mnt/cd/pkg
 
   Server = file:///mnt/cd/pkg
   Another option is to simply copy the files from the CD into /var/cache/pacman/pkg 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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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.
  
 
Yet another option is to create a custom install CD as in http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=1387
 
Yet another option is to create a custom install CD as in http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=1387

Revision as of 08:50, 13 November 2007


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:

  • Create an iso of the repository on a CD-R or CD-RW
  • Mount the CD on the second Arch Linux computer
  • Add a custom repository to /etc/pacman.conf:
  [[mycd]]
  Server = file:///mnt/cd/pkg
  

Another option is to simply copy the files from the CD into /var/cache/pacman/pkg on the second computer. Pacman will retreive the packages from there instead of the net if the files are up to date.

Yet another option is to create a custom install CD as in http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=1387