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 dependencies.
sudo pacman -S --noconfirm --needed freetype2 libxslt libxml2 sudo packer -S --noconfirm --noedit libjpeg6
virtualenv for Nikola.
mkvirtualenv -p /usr/bin/python2.7 nikola-640
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 https://github.com/getnikola/nikola/archive/v6.4.0.zip
If you intend to use the Nikola planetoid (Planet generator) plugin you'll also need to following.
pip install peewee feedparser
Nikola is now installed.
nikola help and the Nikola Handbook
will assist you from here on.