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Instructions to build a tiny compressed archlinux (latest) docker image


[ If you want to download my archlinux image: http://ebalaskas.gr/archlinux_20140608.txz ]

Installation


basic installation


# mkdir -pv /archlinux/var/lib/pacman
# pacman --root /archlinux/ -Sy base --noconfirm

# sed -i -e 's/#\(.*otenet\)/\1/g' /archlinux/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
# sed -i -e 's/^SigLevel.*/SigLevel = Never/g' /archlinux/etc/pacman.conf

Clean up 


remove unnecessary files


# pacman -Rncs linux --root /archlinux/ --noconfirm
# pacman -Rncs man-db --root /archlinux/ --noconfirm
# pacman -Rncs man-pages --root /archlinux/ --noconfirm 

# rm -rf /archlinux/usr/share/locale
# rm -rf /archlinux/usr/share/man

Archive


# cd /archlinux/

# tar Jcf a .

# du -h a
54M	a


Import to Docker


# docker import - archlinux:latest < a


# docker run -t -i archlinux:latest bash 
[root@9adf2e774846 /]#