[Dev] Calamares Installer (Parabola rebranded) almost ready

Josh Branning lovell.joshyyy at gmail.com
Sun Jul 9 09:48:33 BST 2017


I think it'd be good to have this too, especially for the command line 
version of parabola. When I remastered the Debian iso, I used a local 
repository to install the additional packages from. I'm pretty sure it's 
possible to (using a pacman config, or command line option) specify a 
local directory to serve as the repository.

I'm not sure if you can spread pacman repositories across DVD mediums 
though, as I am not as familiar with parabola/arch linux in general. If 
it is possible, perhaps in future parabola could also be released as a 
series of DVDs containing the binary packages.

> what i was trying to describe was that the rsync method would be a
> replacement for `pacstrap /mnt base`, that depends on internet
> connection, nothing more than that :)


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