[arch-general] AIF through proxy

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Fri May 21 16:56:08 EDT 2010

On Fri, 21 May 2010 22:41:12 +0200
"Andre \"Osku\" Schmidt" <andre.osku.schmidt at googlemail.com> wrote:

> >> just gives me the usage info, without any
> >> errors... and also the "Invalid URL scheme" errors that i see in
> >> tty7 are nowhere to find in /var/log/*
> >
> > what i would do in a case like this is just monitor the output of
> > 'pstree' to see which processes is running (ie wget, pacman, ..),
> > then you can debug the networking issue from there.
> oooh! you learn new things every day :)
> super tip. thanks! i got something, maybe
> pstree shows (when it hangs in url scheme error)
> aif /sbin/aif -p automatic -c /root/pacinst.aif -d -l
>  |--pacman --root /mnt --config /tmp/pacman.conf -Sy
> and as according to some forum post (and it seems to work only with
> this) i had to uncomment:
> XferCommand = /usr/bin/wget ...
> in /etc/pacman.conf to get pacman to work on the installer image
> console. and now looking at the /tmp/pacman.conf, this option is
> missing.
> but as i assumed (and test showed) the /tmp/pacman.conf gets newly
> generated on every aif run. so i cant edit that.
> what file could i edit to get that xfercommand in /tmp/pacman.conf
> (this looks even closer, OMG! /me is crossing fingers... :)

another tip: just grep in the aif source code and you'll see.

if you grep for '/tmp/pacman.conf' you'll see there is a function
target_write_pacman_conf in lib-pacman.sh, like any other function you
can override this with your own.


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