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This is a quick way to set up an Arch Linux Pacman repository, hosted on Amazon S3 or an equivalent service. It can also be easily modified to use SSH/SCP to upload files to a more traditional web server, or a local machine.

It allows you to run your own repository, so that you can use pacman to install your own packages, and have them easily upgraded when you publish updates.

Use

  1. Create one subdirectory for each repo you wish to establish.
  2. Inside this folder, create another one for each architecture you wish to support, e.g. i686, x86_64, any, etc.
  3. Copy Makefile.config.sample to Makefile.config and update as required.
  4. Build your packages as normal, and put the output .xz files into the relevant repo's architecture folder from step 2.
  5. Run make to construct the repo's database and upload it.
  6. As packages are updated, copy them in as per steps 4 and 5. You can delete the old .xz files if you wish, or leave them around for a while in case anyone is looking for older versions if they need to downgrade.

Example

If uploading to s3://example.com/hello/ and the repo defined in Makefile.config is called myrepo, then anyone wishing to use the repo will need to add this to /etc/pacman.conf:

[myrepo]
SigLevel = Optional TrustAll
Server = http://example.com/hello/$repo/$arch/

Run pacman -Sy to read in the new repo, after which you can install any packages from it with the usual pacman -S packagename.

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