[arch-dev-public] LTS install ISOs (was: makechrootpkg without aufs2)

Tobias Powalowski t.powa at gmx.de
Sun Jan 24 09:10:46 EST 2010

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.

Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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