[Libguestfs] febootstrap and download packages

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Dec 18 13:37:26 UTC 2012

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 02:57:33PM +0200, Evaggelos Balaskas wrote:
> Something that i would like to have, is the ability to keep the
> download packages in a temp directory when using febootstrap.

I use squid:


Make sure you configure it as outlined in the link, because the
default squid configuration is not suitable.

> On my machine i've found two solutions:
> a. creating a custom local repo and move it to the top of my
> pacman.conf, so it would access this local repo without the need of
> internet

This would also work, but there's no way (yet) to pass a local repo to
the pacman plugin.  Unlike the yum plugin, where there is such a


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