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#1 2012-10-02 17:27:37

Bigorneau
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Registered: 2012-10-02
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(chroot) Install from an other distribution : Debian 6

Hi,

I'm looking to install archlinux on a server I don't have direct access to (physically speaking). For this I followed the wiki ( https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/In … ting_Linux ).

ARCH=x86_64 #To down the x86 packages
base_chroot=/mnt # Repertory where will be located the chroot
mkdir ${base_chroot}/archlinux
cd ${base_chroot}/archlinux

wget  https://www.archlinux.org/packages/core/$ARCH/pacman/download/ --no-check-certificate --trust-server-names
wget https://www.archlinux.org/packages/core/any/pacman-mirrorlist/download/ --no-check-certificate --trust-server-names

# Now I have the down pacman packages :
# - pacman-4.0.3-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
# - pacman-mirrorlist-20120908-1-any.pkg.tar.xz

# Additionnals librairies
for software_name in glibc gcc-libs binutils libssh2 curl gcc libarchive openssl xz expat ; do wget https://www.archlinux.org/packages/core/$ARCH/${software_name}/download/ --no-check-certificate --trust-server-names ; done

# I now have (with the two pacman packages) :
# - binutils-2.22-10-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
# - curl-7.27.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
# - expat-2.1.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
# - gcc-4.7.1-6-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
# - gcc-libs-4.7.1-6-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
# - glibc-2.16.0-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
# - libarchive-3.0.4-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
# - libssh2-1.4.2-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
# - openssl-1.0.1.c-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
# - pacman-4.0.3-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
# - pacman-mirrorlist-20120908-1-any.pkg.tar.xz
# - xz-5.0.4-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${base_chroot}/archlinux/usr/lib:${base_chroot}/archlinux/lib:${base_chroot}/archlinux/usr/lib64:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

# I extract all
# Note a difference from the wiki, as packages are now in .tar.xz (from tar.gz) the tar command is now tar xvJf
for f in *.pkg.tar*; do tar xvJf $f; done

nano -w /mnt/archlinux/etc/pacman.conf # To modify all the Include path of the repositories (in my case core, extra and community)
[code][core]
SigLevel = PackageRequired
Include = /mnt/archlinux/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
[extra]
SigLevel = PackageRequired
Include = /mnt/archlinux/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
[community] 
SigLevel = PackageRequired
Include = /mnt/archlinux/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist[/code]

# As I dont mind of my host OS
cd /; for f in /mnt/archlinux/pacman-*pkg.tar.xz ; do tar xvJf $f; done

Here is now the error I get

/mnt/archlinux/usr/bin/xz: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Did I do something wrong or xz 5.0.4-1-x86_64 is broken ?

Last edited by Bigorneau (2012-10-02 17:59:45)

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#2 2012-10-04 10:48:50

p0x8
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Registered: 2012-09-20
Posts: 67

Re: (chroot) Install from an other distribution : Debian 6

Not solving your particular issue, but wouldn't it be easier to use the "Use Arch Linux Live CD Root Image as Host System" method to perform the install? You basically download the image and chroot into it.

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#3 2012-10-04 17:14:00

Bigorneau
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Registered: 2012-10-02
Posts: 2

Re: (chroot) Install from an other distribution : Debian 6

It might, since the archlinux install is now more lik gentoo.
I will try that.

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