Archlinux repository server & package build system, written in V.
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I host documentation for Vieter over at API documentation for the current codebase can be found at

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Vieter is a restart of the Pieter project. The goal is to create a simple, lightweight self-hostable Arch repository server, paired with a system that periodically builds & publishes select Arch packages. This would allow me to build AUR packages (or PKGBUILDs I created myself) "in the cloud" & make sure I never have to compile anything on my own systems, making my updates a lot quicker.

Why V?

I chose V as I've been very intrigued by this language for a while now. I wanted a fast language that I could code while relaxing, without having to exert too much mental effort & V seemed like the right choice for that.


  • Arch repository server
    • Support for multiple repositories & multiple architectures
    • Endpoints for publishing new packages
    • API for managing repositories to build
  • Build system
    • Periodic rebuilding of packages
    • Prevent unnecessary rebuilds


Besides a V installer, Vieter also requires the following libraries to work:

  • gc
  • libarchive
  • openssl
  • sqlite3

Vieter also depends on some external V modules which you can install using cd src && v install. Make sure to keep these dependencies up to date using v update.


Vieter compiles with the standard Vlang compiler. However, I do maintain a mirror. This is to ensure my CI does not break without reason, as I control when & how frequently the mirror is updated to reflect the official repository.

If you encounter issues using the latest V compiler, try using my mirror instead. make v will clone the repository & build the mirror. Afterwards, prepending any make command with V_PATH=v/v tells make to use the locally compiled mirror instead.


If you wish to contribute to the project, please take note of the following:

  • Rebase instead of merging whenever possible, e.g. when updating your branch with the dev branch.
  • Please follow the Conventional Commits style for your commit messages.

Writing documentation

The docs directory contains a Hugo site consisting of all user & administrator documentation. docs/api on the other hand is a Slate project describing the HTTP web API.

To modify the Hugo documentation, you'll need to install Hugo. Afterwards, you can use the following commands inside the docs directory:

# Build the documentation

# Host an auto-refreshing web server with the documentation. Important to note
# is that the files will be at `http://localhost:1313/docs/vieter` instead of
# just `http://localhost:1313/`
hugo server

For the Slate docs, I personally just start a docker container:

docker run \
    --rm \
    -p 4567:4567 \
    --name slate \
    -v $(pwd)/docs/api/source:/srv/slate/source slatedocs/slate serve

This will make the Slate docs available at http://localhost:4567. Sadly, this server doesn't auto-refresh, so you'll have to manually refresh your browser every time you make a change.