[arch-dev-public] ArchISO Testing

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 14:26:06 EDT 2007

On 10/25/07, Simo Leone <simo at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 12:20:53AM -0500, Simo Leone wrote:
> > Hey everyone,
> >
> > Those of you that follow projects.archlinux.org have probably already
> > noticed a little project called archiso. Dan and I have been hacking at
> > them quite a bit lately, and I think it's time to share :)
> >
> > Basically it's a set of scripts that can be used to generate Arch
> > liveCD's. They're very, very, (did I say very?) simple. Both by design
> > and to use. They are also very powerful. Pretty much any liveCD system
> > you could imagine can be molded out of them with little effort. They're
> > lightweight, and they're designed to use plain old arch packages to form
> > the system.
> >
> > Anyhow, we've beat the crap out of them as best we know how, and we ran
> > out of ways to break them. Now we're asking you to do the same.
> >
> > If you want to give the scripts a whirl, grab them out of the git
> > repo[1] and take a look. It's pretty straightforward.
> >
> > If you don't really care about the scripts, but are curious about what
> > you can make with them, I've generated a few sample ISOs [2] that may
> > interest you. (actually these isos may appear in a little bit, i'm still
> > generating them)
> >
> Looks like I forgot to mention where you can get mkarchroot from. It's
> not quite in devtools yet (as the readme would lead you to believe),
> it's still in Aaron's git tree. You can grab a quick copy from
> http://code.phraktured.net/?p=devtools.git;a=blob_plain;f=mkarchroot;hb=HEAD

Tee-hee! Yeah yeah, all work and no play, etc

I'll get this out as soon as I can

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