How to build any ArcoLinux iso – but this time we do not use nemesis_repo but chaotics_aur repo

ArcoLinuxB Xtended on Openbox

This is the new way of adding a third-party repo to the build. Here is the unofficial Arch Linux repository list.

We are using the exact same steps as the nemesis_repo tutorials

This video tutorial demonstrates how users can create custom ArcoLinuxB ISOs with packages from the Chaotic AUR, a repository known for hosting a vast array of packages not available in the standard Arch or ArcoLinux repositories. The process involves modifying build scripts to include the Chaotic AUR as a package source, thereby expanding the customization possibilities for personal ISOs.

The presenter explains the significance of the Chaotic AUR in providing access to thousands of additional software packages and how incorporating these into ArcoLinuxB ISOs offers an enhanced level of personalization. By enabling the Chaotic AUR repository through the ArcoLinux Tweak Tool and modifying the pacman.conf file, users can direct the Pacman package manager to fetch packages from this external repository.

Throughout the video, the presenter walks through the steps necessary to clone the appropriate GitHub repository for the ArcoLinuxB build, modify the build scripts to acknowledge the Chaotic AUR, and specify the packages to be included in the build. This process is showcased by adding the Garuda wallpapers package as an example, demonstrating the method’s effectiveness in incorporating specific packages from the Chaotic AUR into the ISO build.

By adjusting the build scripts to set a new parameter to “true” and defining the desired packages from the Chaotic AUR, users can create ArcoLinuxB ISOs that include software selections tailored to their preferences. The video concludes with the presenter highlighting the newfound ability to add virtually any package available in the Chaotic AUR to ArcoLinuxB ISOs, offering users the tools to create highly customized Linux distributions tailored to their specific needs and preferences.

ArcoLinuxS Xfce4

This is the old way of adding a third-party repo to the build.

That is still valid.

You could have done this years ago.

This video tutorial demonstrates how users can create custom ArcoLinuxB ISOs by adding packages from the Chaotic AUR repository. Here’s a detailed summary in bullet points:

– Introduction to the concept of building custom ArcoLinuxB ISOs with packages from the Chaotic AUR, alongside creating personal repositories for unique packages.
– Explanation on utilizing the ArcoLinux Tweak Tool to enable the Chaotic AUR repository, allowing for the inclusion of its packages in the build process.
– Guidance on selecting a base for the custom ISO, with a recommendation to start with the ArcoLinuxL version due to its comprehensive structure and flexibility.
– Detailed instructions on modifying the pacman.conf file and the build scripts to recognize and include the Chaotic AUR repository and its packages.
– Specific example provided, demonstrating the addition of Garuda wallpapers from the Chaotic AUR to the custom ISO build.
– Explanation of the necessity to inform Pacman about the new repository by adding the Chaotic keyring and mirror list to the build environment.
– Description of the process to choose additional packages from the Chaotic AUR to be included in the ISO, illustrated with the inclusion of Garuda wallpapers.
– Overview of potential conflicts that may arise during the build process, especially when packages from different repositories overlap, and how to resolve them.
– Conclusion highlighting the successful build of an ArcoLinuxB ISO that incorporates packages from the Chaotic AUR, thereby offering a highly customized Linux distribution tailored to the user’s preferences.

The video showcases the flexibility and customization options available to ArcoLinux users, enabling them to build personalized ISOs with a wide range of software packages by leveraging external repositories like the Chaotic AUR. This process not only enhances the user’s experience by providing access to additional software but also demonstrates the power of open-source collaboration and the extensive possibilities within the Linux ecosystem.