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#1 2020-02-13 03:51:12

tony5429
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Registered: 2006-03-28
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[SOLVED] "Packages must be specified" error w/ archiso-offline-releng

When I try to build an offline Arch Linux insallation ISO using archiso-offline-releng from the AUR and the instructions on the wiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Archiso_offline), I get this error: "[mkarchiso] ERROR: Packages must be specified". Here are the specific commands I'm running, all as root:

cp -r /usr/share/archiso/configs/offline_releng archlive
cd archlive
./build.sh -v

It's that ./build.sh -v command which returns the error. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

Last edited by tony5429 (2020-02-14 07:04:52)

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#2 2020-02-13 12:15:19

Lone_Wolf
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Re: [SOLVED] "Packages must be specified" error w/ archiso-offline-releng

Looks like you're supposed to put some packages in packages.x86_64 and/or packages.aur .

Are those files present in the archlive folder and if so what are their contents ?


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#3 2020-02-14 07:04:16

tony5429
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Re: [SOLVED] "Packages must be specified" error w/ archiso-offline-releng

You were right. So, the package adds support for AUR packages, but if the user chooses not to use that functionality, the error is thrown. That is, both official and AUR packages are required - I added a note about it on the AUR page. Thanks for your help.

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