I am playing with i3 community edition. And, I would like to know how the community members build off this community edition? I am trying to build the same using Arch Linux repositories. I know, I can follow the Arch Wiki, but, there are lots of packages and configurations you need to do so you can come up with such a distribution like community i3 edition.
Manjaro used to create isos with manjaroiso, which I believe was a fork of archiso that is used to build arch linux isos. Currently we use manjaro-tools, which are somewhat different.
To get started with building manjaro isos, I would
read manjaro-tools documentation
build and install manjaro-tools-git
clone github.com/manjaro/iso-profiles repo to your home folder and point your manjaro-tools configuration to use it.
copy one of the existing community profiles (i3) under a different name and modify it to your liking
build the iso with
ask in the forums if you encounter errors, providing error messages.
The problem you have, is that you want to use the Arch repo's. Manjaro-Tools specificly download from a specific Manjaro Mirror, which as far as I know, is hardcoded into the software.
Thanks. I find it to be what I was expecting for.
Sorry for gravedigging!
Just in case some future reader wants to fiddle around with your instructions, here is the new repo for the ISO profiles: https://gitlab.manjaro.org/profiles-and-settings/iso-profiles