I've decided to migrate one of my servers to Arch Linux. I'm not sure that a rolling release distro really suits servers but I've enjoyed using Arch Linux over the last year on my workstations and the only way to assess it's suitability on a server is to try it. So, I've decide to migrate my blog to an Arch Linux server.
Install the Nikola 5.4.4 dependencies.
sudo pacman -S --noconfirm --needed freetype2 libxslt libxml2 sudo packer -S --noconfirm --noedit libjpeg6
virtualenv for Nikola.
mkvirtualenv -p /usr/bin/python2.7 --use-distribute nikola-544
You will notice your shell prompt has changed to indicate that the
virtualenv is now active. Install Nikola and the optional libraries I use.
pip install http://nikola-generator.googlecode.com/files/nikola-5.4.4.zip pip install bbcode markdown requests webassets peewee feedparser
Nikola is now installed.
nikola help and the Nikola Handbook
will assist you from here on.