Since the 24th of January, the date of the last blog post, I’ve added a shitload of new packages to userrepository.eu. Some highlights are sonobus, media-downloader-git, baru, dotgit, timeshift, filmulator and tramp.
Expect more packages, as I’m adding new ones frequently. The focus on new packages will probably be scientific tools and maybe a kernel. With that, I’ll probably have to increase the full build frequency from 8h to at least 9 hours. Continue Reading
Lately, the repository has been taking +10 hours to compile all the packages. I think that’s a lot for a little more than 250 packages, most of them small utilities and/or Continue Reading
-bin files from AUR, built in a DEV1-L (4 cores, 8 Gb RAM) virtual machine from Scaleway.
Due to my own dumbness (I mistakenly deleted my Ubuntu partition), I installed Manjaro, using the Manjaro Architect release, on my laptop. I’d been thinking about doing it for a while and finally made it because I was too stupid to read the instructions from cfdisk. The shit you create yourself because you’re in a hurry…
Anyway, after installing Manjaro, I started reading a bit about this distro packaging and how I could leverage AUR and binary packages. Inspired by the work of Arcan1s, I bought a cheap VPS from OVH [almost €3/month] and built my repository using Arcan1s scripts. It took a bit of fiddling around the config file and the scripts to customize it to the VPS low raw power, but I eventually got it.
One thing you’ll notice is the packages are not signed. I do intend to start signing them but I don’t have a time frame for that just yet.
If you want to try out my repository, made from AUR packages, add this to your /etc/pacman.conf file:
Server = http://220.127.116.11/$arch
SigLevel = Optional TrustAll
The server checks for updates for the packages every 6 hours. This is mainly due to the fact that the VPS is low end – only 1vCPU @2GHz, 2GB of RAM and 20GB of disk space.