I followed the install recommendation and selected only the base packages in my initial install.
Mounted cdrom1 at /mnt/cd2. ls lists the series of packages at /mnt/cd2/arch/pkg.
Inserted in pacman.conf under [current] the line
executed 'pacman -Sy'
synchronization of current apparently worked, then the program listed a bunch of connection failures and the message:
failed to synchronize
error: could not open sync database: extra
have you used --refresh yet?
So, executed 'pacman --refresh'.
This produced no error messages, but 'pacman -Sy' yields the same results.
I tried earlier inserting the 'file:///mnt/* line following [extra], but that didn't change anything.
getting the /mnt/cd part is the hardest, so you got that.
To add packages from the CD, go to that dir and type: pacman -A packagename
I could not get a sync using the Cd, but as soon as I got setup and online, no problems.
Also pacman -A will add the pkg but does not add deps automagically so you have to add those also.
Big Al in Seattle
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