* You must already have a working system with sound (see ArchWiki)
We have a total of four binary repositories on our server (no mirrors yet). For now, only our ‘preview’ repository is somewhat active, while ‘experimental’ and ‘nightly’ may be empty (they will provide automated nightly builds of devel packages soon). You may add one or all of them to /etc/pacman.conf according to your preference:
# verified AND tested packages [archaudio-production] Server = http://repos.archaudio.org/$repo/$arch # unverified AND/OR untested packages [archaudio-preview] Server = http://repos.archaudio.org/$repo/$arch # verified devel packages (may not be tested) [archaudio-nightly] Server = http://repos.archaudio.org/$repo/$arch # unverified devel packages (may not be tested) [archaudio-experimental] Server = http://repos.archaudio.org/$repo/$arch
Note: ‘verified’ or ‘unverified’ refers to the buildscripts used to create the resulting binary packages, i.e whether the PKGBUILDs have been checked to be “sane”, while ‘tested’ or ‘untested’ refers to the working state of the binaries themselves, and ‘devel’ refers to packages of software in “development” upstream, under revision control.
You may also like to add the KXStudio repositories for Arch Linux until we incorporate the contents.
Bernado ‘smoge’ Barros provides optimised x86_64 binaries for Intel Core i machines at this site.
There is also an independent Arch Linux pro-audio LiveCD (work-in-progress) project by Sean ‘seanbutnotheard’ Corbett which you can check out at here.
You need the Subversion program to download our buildscripts (and other project files) from the development tree. You can then do an anonymous checkout by running:
svn co http://svn.archaudio.org/trunk archaudio
These are working copies of ongoing development, so the scripts may not reflect the contents of existing binary packages.
A Git mirror is available too, maintained by Bernardo ‘smoge’ Barros: https://github.com/smoge/ArchAudio
We also distribute our buildscripts via the Arch User Repository, the prized add-on feature of our beloved distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. Since they are maintained by different users there, the frequency of updates and content may fluctuate.
Below is a list of our previous efforts, which are basically infant initiatives.
ProAudio@Google – A dedicated repository that changed the way we would handle source-based packages for distribution, initiated by Mark “markc” Constable (he is also the maintainer of a KDE repository). This was what led to ArchAudio.
Berkus’ Madfire – Our earliest home of binaries, and sources as well. You may find older versions of some software to be useful, especially the kernel.