How to add packages from Chaotics aur to any ArcoLinux iso

The image above is just one of the many chaotic-aur mirrors.

  • Adding packages from the Chaotic-AUR repository expands the available software options for ArcoLinux ISOs, giving users more flexibility in customizing their installations
  • The new parameter “chaoticsrepo” allows users to specify whether they want to include packages from the Chaotic-AUR repository in their ISO builds.
  • Using the “pamac” package manager, users can easily search for and select the packages they want to add from the Chaotic-AUR repository.
  • Each package is added on a separate line in the package file, ensuring that only the desired packages are included in the ISO build.


  • edit and change the parameter chaoticsrepo=true
  • edit the packages.x86_64 – add package names from chaotics-aur
  • run the script

Where to find the Chaotics-aur packages

  • Online via websites – link above
  • activate chaotics-aur via ATT and search packages in pamac-aur or octopi

Correct name

If you follow the link above you will find one of the first packages is called


That is NOT the name you can use in the packages file.


is the correct name to add to the packages file.

Via pamac-aur the name is quite apparent.

This video tutorial presents significant updates to the ArcoLinuxB scripts, introducing the ability to incorporate packages from the Chaotic AUR into the ArcoLinuxB ISOs. Highlighting the flexibility of ArcoLinuxB, the tutorial explains how users can now customize their ISOs by adding specific packages not available in the Arch or ArcoLinux repositories but found in the Chaotic AUR, thereby enhancing the personalization of their builds.

The tutorial covers the technical process of modifying the build scripts to recognize the Chaotic AUR as a legitimate source for packages. By setting a variable in the script to “true,” users instruct Pacman to fetch the desired database from the Chaotic AUR, enabling the installation of thousands of additional packages directly onto their custom ISO. This process is demonstrated using the ArcoLinuxB Hyperland and ArcoLinuxB Wayfire editions as examples, showcasing the updated GitHub repositories with the new script changes.

Furthermore, the tutorial emphasizes the importance of git commands like “git pull” for syncing local files with the latest online updates, ensuring users have access to the newest script versions for building their ISOs. The addition of specific lines in the pacman.conf file is explained as a crucial step for enabling Chaotic AUR packages to be recognized and installed during the ISO creation process.

By the end of the tutorial, viewers learn how to successfully build an ArcoLinuxB ISO that includes packages from the Chaotic AUR, offering a more tailored and enriched ArcoLinux experience. The tutorial signifies a notable enhancement in the ArcoLinuxB project, opening new possibilities for customization and personalization of ArcoLinux distributions.

In this news video we also show you how easy it is to create an ArcoLinuxB Xtended iso with a new package flat-remix coming from Chaotics Aur.

In this news video we also show you how easy it is to create an ArcoLinuxB Xtended iso with a new package flat-remix coming from Chaotics Aur.

The video introduces an exciting update for ArcoLinuxB users, highlighting the new capability to include any package from the Chaotic AUR directly into their custom ArcoLinuxB ISO builds. This advancement means users can now enhance their personalized ISOs with thousands of additional packages available in the Chaotic AUR, beyond what is offered in the official Arch and ArcoLinux repositories.

The process is straightforward: users must modify a specific parameter in the build script from “false” to “true” to indicate that they wish to incorporate packages from the Chaotic AUR. Additionally, users need to specify which packages they want to include by adding them to the script. An example package is provided at the bottom of the script as a guide, illustrating that it’s not available in the ArcoLinux repositories but can be found in the Chaotic AUR.

For those looking to identify which packages to add, the video suggests using Pamac, a graphical package management tool, to explore the vast selection available in the Chaotic AUR. It’s important to note that each package must be listed on a separate line within the script for the build to process correctly.

This update opens up a wealth of customization options for ArcoLinuxB users, allowing them to create highly personalized ISOs with a broader range of software choices. The simplicity of the process—changing a single parameter and listing desired packages—makes it accessible to all users, regardless of their technical expertise.

In the video beneath you see the end result of the build from video 3878 and we have a look at the flat-remix icons.

In this video, the presenter discusses a recent enhancement to the ArcoLinuxB ISO build process, emphasizing the capability to incorporate packages from the Chaotic AUR directly into custom ISO builds. This update allows users to personalize their ArcoLinuxB ISOs with a vast selection of additional packages, significantly expanding customization options. The video showcases the inclusion of the Flat Remix icon theme from the Chaotic AUR as an example of the customization possibilities now available.

The presenter further explains how users can explore the Chaotic AUR to find other packages they might want to add to their custom ISOs. By accessing a specific website that lists all the packages available in the Chaotic AUR, users can browse through approximately 8,000 files (acknowledging some are duplicates or related files like signatures) to select additional software for inclusion in their ISOs. The presenter highlights the importance of choosing packages that do not conflict with existing selections, as package conflicts are managed by Pacman, the package manager for Arch Linux and derivatives like ArcoLinux.

This update to the ArcoLinuxB ISO building process opens up new avenues for personalization, allowing users to craft a unique ArcoLinuxB experience with minimal effort by adding preferred themes, icons, cursors, and more from the extensive Chaotic AUR repository.