The toolset has been split off, and is now here available.
Current status and any announcements as well as a maintaince log can be found here
Under the domain pacman.store are package mirrors provided via the IPFS-Network. If you choose this as your mirror, Pacman will download the files from a local http-proxy and the accessed files will be shared with the IPFS-Network.
If you run on multiple machines in your local network IPFS will exchange the files locally rather than downloading the same file multiple times from the internet.
The data is hold and shared by a collaborative cluster, where everyone can participate.
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||Vilnius, Lithuania||UAB Interneto vizija||AS20080814||@RubenKelevra|
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Join the Cluster
If you want to join and contribute bandwidth and disk space, feel free to do so. The repo-size is about 70 GB. Since the data is rotating quite quickly it's recommended to enable the Garbage Collector with
--enable-gc for your IPFS-Daemon.
The default storage size for IPFS needs to be altered in the config file.
If you're running your cluster follower on a computer with a static ip or a static domain name: Feel free to add it to the list of
peer_addresses in the JSON config files, found in collab-cluster-config. Then send a pull request.
Details how to join the cluster are available on the collab cluster website.
tl;dr: You need a locally running IPFS node. Your IPFS StorageMax setting may needs to be adjusted. You need ipfs-cluster-follow, then run:
ipfs-cluster-follow pkg.pacman.store run --init cluster.pkg.pacman.store
On low power machines use the following command:
ipfs-cluster-follow pkg.pacman.store run --init lowpower.cluster.pkg.pacman.store
Use the pkg cache with Pacman
ipfs on each of your systems, you need set it up and and start it as a service.
Then add the following to your
/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist as first entry:
# IPFS Server = http://x86-64.archlinux.pkg.pacman.store.ipns.localhost:8080/$repo
It is recommended to turn pubsub on, with the gossipsub router for low latency download starts.
This need the flags --enable-pubsub-experiment --enable-namesys-pubsub on the ipfs-daemon and the Pubsub-Router in the config need to be set to
Since directory lookups may be slower over IPNS, you may need to set the pacman option
--disable-download-timeout for fetching dbs or packages.
Get an ISO/bootstrap image from IPFS
ISO and bootstrap files are also stored on the cluster:
||cluster setup domain which holds the config file|
||regular mirror (without '/os/x86_64/' subfolders in path)|
||current ArchLinux ISO+bootstrap images|