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arch-travis provides a docker based Arch Linux build environment for Travis-CI builds. It supports a very simple (and limited) configuration based on .travis.yml.


os: linux

- docker

  - papyros=$repo/$arch
  # pacman packages
  - python
  - perl
  # aur packages
  - go-git
  # packages from papyros repo
  - papyros-shell
  - ~/.pkg-cache:/var/cache/pacman/pkg
  - "sudo ln -s /dev/null /etc/pacman.d/hooks/package-cleanup.hook"
  - "./"

- "curl -s | bash"

arch.repos defines a list of custom repositories.

arch.packages defines a list of packages (from official repos or AUR) to be installed before running the build.

arch.mount defines a list of shared folders (docker volumes) from travis host to build container. Format: host_src:container_dst (relative path and environment variables are supported)

arch.before_install defines a list of scripts to run after system boots. It's purpose is to alter build environment before system update and packages installation. Anything defined in the arch.before_install list will run from the base of the repository as a normal user called travis, sudo is available.

arch.script defines a list of scripts to run as part of the build. Anything defined in the arch.script list will run from the base of the repository as a normal user called travis. sudo is available as well as any packages installed in the setup.

script defines the scripts to be run by travis, this is where arch-travis is initialized.

Default packages and repositories

By default the following packages are installed and usable from within the build environment.

The following repositories are enabled by default.

  • core
  • extra
  • community
  • multilib

It is possible to use custom respositories by adding them to the arch.repos section of .travis.yml using the following format:

    - repo-name=

The first repository in the list will be added first in pacman.conf and all custom repositories will be added before the default repositories.


  • Increases build time with about 1-3 min.
  • Limited configuration.
  • Doesn't include base group packages. If you need anything from base just add it to the arch.packages list in .travis.yml.

clang support

The default compiler available in the environment is gcc, if you want to use clang instead just add the following to .travis.yml and arch-travis will export CC=clang in your build:

language: c

compiler: clang

Projects using arch-travis


Copyright (C) 2016-2018 Mikkel Oscar Lyderik Larsen

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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Arch Linux build environment for Travis-CI.




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