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#1 2011-07-17 12:39:19

nTia89
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archlinux installation with /var packages

hi to all

i need to install a new arch system but i have a very slow adsl

there is a way to install a new archlinux system using packages in my /var ???

thanks


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#2 2011-07-17 15:26:24

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Re: archlinux installation with /var packages

Sure, you can simply 'pacman -U <list of packages>' or create a custom local repo https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Cu … repository
This assumes you have the install disc and you don't want to re-download all the current packages to the second computer.

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#3 2011-07-17 16:31:47

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Re: archlinux installation with /var packages

If you have a home network, you should look into pacserve.


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#4 2011-07-17 16:49:14

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Re: archlinux installation with /var packages

Install a base system from the live CD.  Once partitioned and populated, copy the contents of /var/cache/pacman/pkg from the "old" system to the "new" system and update.


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#5 2011-07-17 17:08:17

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Re: archlinux installation with /var packages

graysky wrote:

Install a base system from the live CD.  Once partitioned and populated, copy the contents of /var/cache/pacman/pkg from the "old" system to the "new" system and update.

Update how? 'pacman -Syu'?
Would it work w/o a new local db?

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#6 2011-07-17 18:28:25

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Re: archlinux installation with /var packages

karol wrote:
graysky wrote:

Install a base system from the live CD.  Once partitioned and populated, copy the contents of /var/cache/pacman/pkg from the "old" system to the "new" system and update.

Update how? 'pacman -Syu'?
Would it work w/o a new local db?

It will download from the internet but since most packages are downloaded already the amount of packages needed for download will be much smaller.

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#7 2011-07-17 19:23:16

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Re: archlinux installation with /var packages

Seems you have an existing linux installation so simply follow this wiki article :: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/In … ting_Linux


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#8 2011-07-19 15:52:28

nTia89
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Re: archlinux installation with /var packages

sorry if i reply only now

however i haven't a local network, the computer is one and i haven't a second hd or usb-flash, and the time to backup, so
i must overwrite the old installation with a new installation. i must install archlinux from an existing archlinux environment

then i've read the latest link, the wiki about installing from existing linux and i think that method doesn't fit for my problem.

i re-formulate my problem: i need the tips to use during the installation of my existing /var

Last edited by nTia89 (2011-07-24 18:07:56)


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