[arch-dev-public] LTS install ISOs (was: makechrootpkg without aufs2)
t.powa at gmx.de
Tue Feb 2 01:30:15 EST 2010
Am Sonntag 24 Januar 2010 schrieb Tobias Powalowski:
> Am Sonntag 24 Januar 2010 schrieb Dieter Plaetinck:
> > On Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:07:28 +0200
> > Ionut Biru <biru.ionut at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 01/24/2010 09:55 AM, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> > > > Hmmm. LTS install ISOs is an interesting idea, but not sure how
> > > > people feel about that. I mean, the kernel for the install ISO is
> > > > just the running kernel. You can still install the LTS kernel from
> > > > a non-LTS ISO.
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone have a strong opinion on this?
> > >
> > > i don't see any reason to have that.
> > what's the purpose of the LTS kernel again? it's basically to make
> > kernel update cycles of your system longer, right? so instead of
> > getting a new major version every 3 months, you jump from LTS to LTS.
> > I can see why some people want that on their installed box [and hence
> > the possibility to install it using any installation medium].
> > our goal with the installation media (we're failing at that goal
> > right now), is to have a set of media for each new kernel release. why?
> > optimal hardware support. so the question is simple: do LTS kernels get
> > driver updates like the normal kernels do? but even if they do, they
> > probably run behind on filesystems support and such.
> > so i do not see any advantages for installation media running an LTS
> > kernel.
> > Dieter
> The lts is generally optimized for server usage,
> only bugfixes go into the lts line, no new drivers will be supported.
> When we move to .32 i plan also to provide binary modules for it.
> Perhaps it's interesting for some people, i recently added support for lts
> installation and booting in archboot scripts, that was the reason for
> asking if normal installation media wants also support this option.
Ok seems no real interest here, so aufs patch will not be needed in .32 lts.
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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