[arch-dev-public] Bootstrap images for installing Arch from another system

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Sat Jun 22 15:19:26 EDT 2013

Am 22.06.2013 20:49, schrieb Thomas Bächler:
>> I wonder if you could use arch-chroot isntead of just chroot here.
> It requires bash 4 - if that's not installed on the host, arch-chroot
> will not work. I would rather provide instructions involving manual
> bind-mounting and chroot.

Fair enough. It should not be too hard to make it work with bash 3
though. But maybe this is a good time to think about our minimum
requirements. E.g. Debian 6 (oldstable) already has Bash 4 and it seems
our glibc requires at least Linux 2.6.32. (it seems Debian 5 had 2.6.26
so that wont work anyway)

>> You
>> can also use the pacman.conf from the releng scripts.
> I pretty much used the default pacman.conf from our packages (also
> enabled Color, but that didn't do anything). Is the releng one different?

Not really; this would just reduce duplication and makes sure these tars
and the iso iamges allways match.

>> I'd say we include this script into the releng scripts (either archiso
>> or create a nwe package; atm I use some additional script for releasing
>> an ISO image) and upload such a tar at the same time as the ISO image.
> I was thinking about including this into arch-install-scripts, but I am
> unsure if it really fits in there.

Yes, seems difficult. As I said, I also have other scripts like creating
torrents etc. that are used for a realease. Maybe we can create a releng
repo/package for these. 

Pierre Schmitz, https://pierre-schmitz.com

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