[arch-dev-public] Automating creation of i686 chroots on x86_64 systems with mkarchroot.

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Feb 23 20:34:24 EST 2010

On 24/02/10 11:17, Daniel J Griffiths (Ghost1227) wrote:
> I've always thought the method of modifying your local mirrorlist,
> running mkarchroot, then reverting the changes to be more tedious than
> necessary for creation of i686 chroots on x86_64. My recent work with
> setting up a dedicated build server gave me plenty of time and an
> excuse to actually do something about it. As such, I've put together a
> little patch that allows specification of creation of an i686 chroot
> at runtime. When set, this flag will automatically modify your local
> mirrorlist, create the requested i686 chroot, then revert the changes
> to the mirrorlist file. I don't know if others would find this useful
> or not, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to post it.

I actually have the opposite but the same issue (create x86_64 chroot on 
i686).  My approach is to have a pacman64.conf which has one mirror 
specified in it and the mirrorlist inclusions commented out.  That also 
means I use a clean pacman.conf and not my local one which has some 
additional repos added and other modifications...


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