[Dev] Calamares Installer (Parabola rebranded) almost ready

Josh Branning lovell.joshyyy at gmail.com
Sun Jul 9 19:45:04 GMT 2017


If you specify the "-c" option, you use the same package cache as the 
host, if I understand correctly?

I was really suggesting using the "-C Use an alternate config file for 
pacman" option, and suggest a pacman config with "CacheDir = 

It's a shame pacstrap can't forward generic pacman arguments to pacman.

As they are, I'm not sure either could work with a multi-disc setup, 
because the user wouldn't know which disc to put in. But if there was a 
way of informing them, perhaps using a package list, it could become a 


On 09/07/17 19:39, bill-auger wrote:
> yes josh sry - it is as simply as you think - i actually ansered to
> that before but accidentally replied directly to fauno instead of the
> list
> i only meant to underline that the "local pacstrap" feature is
> trivial - it only requires that the cache of packages that were
> downloaded by the parabolaiso build to NOT be deleted from the work
> dir so that they will exist in the ISO - then you run `pacstrap -c
> /mnt` and the -c directs pacstrap to use the local package cache
> instead of the empty one in the chroot - this obviously increases the
> ISO size but as i also said there is little utility in the
> dual-architecture ISO which doubles the ISO size
> also ive raised the issue of debian-style multi-disc "software packs"
> on the forum here https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/1149
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