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Archlinux Docker image with official repositories snapshots
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archlinux

Archlinux installation built with mkimage.sh, the build script is the same as the official mkimage.sh.
Timezone is set to utc and utf-8 locale is used. This repository provides archlinux images. The tags listed below may be used for specific builds.
The script is based on the official one, to create your own base image (on Arch Linux) run:

# ./mkimage.sh mkimage-arch.sh YYYY/MM/DD
  • This will generate a compressed tarball archlinux-YYYY-MM-DD.tar.xz that you can use on your own Dockerfile (requires arch-install-scripts and expect).

Then you can build and run you Docker image with (requires Docker):

# docker build -t archlinux:YYYY-MM-DD .
# docker run --rm -it archlinux:YYYY-MM-DD /bin/bash

Vagrant

If you're running others OS you can run a Vagrant Box to build this project (requires Vagrant):

$ vagrant up
$ vagrant ssh
$ cd vagrant
  • Follow the instructions above to build your base image.

Snapshot repository

To keep docker containers consistent it uses official repositories snapshots stored at the Arch Linux Archive.
This allows installing new packages at a precise moment.

Usage

Synchronizing the pacman repository's by running pacman -Sy or upgrading with pacman -Syu is unnecessary and will have no impact.
For production containers a specific build tag should be used. Testing should be done before updating the build tag in production containers to ensure the newer packages work with your codebase.

$ docker run --rm -ti rafaelsoares/archlinux /bin/bash

Excluded base packages

cryptsetup
device-mapper
dhcpcd
iproute2
jfsutils
linux
lvm2
man-db
man-pages
mdadm
nano
netctl
openresolv
pciutils
pcmciautils
reiserfsprogs
s-nail
systemd-sysvcompat
usbutils
vi
xfsprogs

Build tags

latest
2017-06-30
2016-06-17
2016-04-27
2016-04-21
2016-04-17
2016-04-13
2016-04-09
2016-04-05
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rafaelsoares

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