[arch-releng] Bittorrent with webseeds

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Sat Jan 24 05:29:05 EST 2009

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 5:03 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
>> Am Freitag 23 Januar 2009 18:46:49 schrieb Aaron Griffin:
>>> Yes, on one condition - if you do the generation and tracker uploads
>>> of the torrent files. I did it once and it was a big pain. :)
>> I can do it (I did it several times before). But: I cannot do it before Monday
>> evening and it's usefull to setup the torrents at least one day before the
>> announcement.
> Yeah, we may be a tad off on our Friday target date.
> Gerhard, could you possibly build some of the ISOs? Is everything in
> order? I am adding dmraid to the package list right now.
Aaron/Gerhard, can you share with us exactly how you build the iso's? So 
everyone can do it...
(I would like to document this on the wiki too, I couldn't find a 
tutorial/wiki page/manpage)

What I have:
* git clone git://projects.archlinux.org/archiso.git
* cd archiso/archiso
* sudo make install
(all of this to be replaced with 'pacman -Sy archiso' when a new archiso 
release is done, which is planned after 2009-01 release)

cd ../configs/install-iso
sudo make all-iso (or ftp-iso, or core-iso)

1) any specific requirements on /etc/pacman.conf? (related to 
settings/available repos?)
2) how do you build iso's with only core or with core+testing available? 
by just (un)commenting testing from /etc/pacman.conf?
3) assuming that the relevant repositories are frozen, if I build an iso 
on my system, and someone else builds the iso on his system, will the 
iso's match perfectly? (eg same md5sums)
I think it would be useful in the future we build locally first and test 
it, and then instead of uploading to gerolde, we can just rebuild it there?

> I won't be home until late tonight (now + 6 or 7 hours), and I can get
> to building then - I'm actually building the grub based ISOs now (yay
> ssh and screen).

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