ArchStrike Wiki

Instructions to set up the repository (for Arch Linux users)

If you want to install ArchStrike from scratch, you need to look at the Beginner's Guide.

I. Install the Repository


  • This guide assumes you already have a working copy of Arch Linux
  • Lines beginning with # are command line operations that should be run as root or using sudo
  • Lines beginning with $ are command line operations that can be run as either root or a user

1. Setup the master ArchStrike repository mirror

Add the following to the bottom of your /etc/pacman.conf:

Server =$arch/$repo

Note: x86_64 users should also ensure that the multilib repository is enabled.

Refresh the pacman package database by running:

# pacman -Syy

2. Bootstrap and install the ArchStrike keyring

Initialize the pacman keyring and start dirmngr, then import and sign the key used to sign the archstrike-keyring package:

# pacman-key --init
# dirmngr < /dev/null
# pacman-key -r 9D5F1C051D146843CDA4858BDE64825E7CBC0D51
# pacman-key --lsign-key 9D5F1C051D146843CDA4858BDE64825E7CBC0D51

If you are having issues importing the key from the keyserver, run the following commands to manually download the public key:

# pacman-key --init
# dirmngr < /dev/null
# wget
# pacman-key --add keyfile.asc
# pacman-key --lsign-key 9D5F1C051D146843CDA4858BDE64825E7CBC0D51

SHA512 of the keyfile.asc file: 46997d19790b15f023b5e7c548d35f17f745a879ed035b8d1dbfc970dee502508951cf7ac1cd037921e2c7812c6bbe05f492d5df400882bf6c5ffdf1a10214e4

You can run the following commands to verify the checksum:

$ wget
$ sha512sum -c keyfile-checksum
keyfile.asc: OK

3. Install required packages

Install archstrike-keyring and archstrike-mirrorlist to import the keyring and setup the mirrorlist:

# pacman -S archstrike-keyring
# pacman -S archstrike-mirrorlist

4. Configure pacman to use the mirrorlist

Open /etc/pacman.conf and replace the following block you added above:

Server =$arch/$repo

with a new block that uses the mirrorlist instead:

Include = /etc/pacman.d/archstrike-mirrorlist

Note: To use the archstrike-testing repository you should also add the following block (See the repositories page for more information):

Include = /etc/pacman.d/archstrike-mirrorlist

Refresh the pacman package database again to reflect the changes above by running:

# pacman -Syy

II. Groups and Packages

The list of ArchStrike packages from each repository can be viewed by running:

$ pacman -Sl archstrike
$ pacman -Sl archstrike-testing

The list of ArchStrike groups available can be viewed by running:

$ pacman -Sg | grep archstrike

The list of packages in a specific group can be viewed by running:

$ pacman -Sgg | grep archstrike-<groupname>