[arch-general] Question regarding the ArchLinux iso core image

Matthew Monaco dgbaley27 at verizon.net
Tue May 18 07:21:01 EDT 2010

On 05/18/2010 03:34 AM, Jan de Groot wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-05-18 at 03:17 -0400, Keith Hinton wrote:
>> Hi.
>> I've recently seen threads on this list pertaining to interesting issues with the Arch Linux core isos.
>> I haven't had that problem in my primary tests of those Isos in particular.
>> Is there any reason why a successful installation may occur in one environment over another? Or is this a common Linux problem.
>> Thanks for answering my question.
>> I hope that the rest of you folks have successful Core installations, however a net-install is the only real way to isntall Arch Linux.
>> I do not see the point of the core installer media, personally. Why would one wish to use that? A snapshot will become outdated in a flash, and all of you archers know this. As soon as a newer package version is available the entire snapshot is outdated instantly. Or will be, given a few weeks/months/years/whatever.
>> I therefore have always installed from what I believe to be the Arch-Way, wich is installing via the Internet alone to have an updated system.
>> Does anyone agree/disagree with my idea on the proper way to install Arch? :D
>> Regards, --Keith
> My prefered way of installing any linux distribution is using bootstrap
> tools. For Debian this is debootstrap, for Archlinux this is pacman -r.
> The point of having an installer with packages on the ISO is that you
> don't always have the possibility to do a network installation.

What about the install scripts then? pacman -r (and -b) don't necessarily assure 
that the install scripts behave properly.

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