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Old 05-22-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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Building a Custom repo... pacman -S fails to sync

Hi Forum

I have installed Arch in an external USB HDD

/dev/sdb1 -> /boot
/dev/sdb2 -> /
/dev/sdb3 -> swap
/dev/sdb4 -/mount/Arch_repo

in Arch_repo I have a snapshot of [community], [core] and [extra];
I have configured [community], [core] and [extra] in pacman.conf so as to point to the proper locations in the folders.

I also have a /mount/My_repo
in My_repo I dump all packages I built from AUR, and enabled [custom] in pacman.conf to point to that place.

Yet when I run pacman -Syu ( academic example, since my Arch_repo is static ) pacman complaints it cannot find custom.db.tar.gz.

Good point... it does not exist... ... so pacman does not know the contents of [custom] and whatever i dump there; I have compared to community.db.tar.gz, and found out this gzip is a whole set of folders with the names of packages containing each one the package manifest and the dependences list.

Is there any tool to build this for a custom repo, or must I create this by hand...?

My question is of particular importance since I am thinking about using a tool that checks the the existing packages in the system ( pacman -Q ) and then uses them to build a live Image of that system, ArchISO; if these packages cannot be "seen" inside some repo ( missing custom.db.tar.gz ) their inclusion in my live image is very likely not to occur...

And lots of packages I want to include in my Live contraption are in [custom]... so how do i fix this thing....??

I mean... for ArchISO to work, and include packages from a repo, the tar.gz of that repo's database must exist... is there some way I can create this for [custom]...?



Last edited by Alexvader; 05-22-2010 at 01:57 PM.
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Custom local repository

Old 05-24-2010, 10:21 AM   #3
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# repo-add /path/to/repo/custom.db.tar.gz /path/to/repo/*.{gz,xz}


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