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

vlad vla at uni-bonn.de
Tue May 18 07:42:07 EDT 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 09:26:51PM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 18/05/10 21:21, Matthew Monaco wrote:
> >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 A snapshot will become outdated in a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version is available the entire snapshot is outdated instantly.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.
> >
> Really...   they should do.

They do?
from pacman.log:

[2010-04-29 23:15] warning: /mnt/root/etc/ssl/openssl.cnf installed as /mnt/root/etc/ssl/openssl.cnf.pacnew                                                                                                    │
[2010-04-29 23:15] upgraded openssl (0.9.8l-1 -> 1.0.0-2)                                                                                                                                                      │
[2010-04-29 23:15] Clearing symlinks in /etc/ssl/certs...done.                                                                                                                                                 │
[2010-04-29 23:15] Updating certificates in /etc/ssl/certs... 141 added, 0 removed; done.                                                                                                                      │
[2010-04-29 23:15] Running hooks in /etc/ca-certificates/update.d....done.                                                                                                                                     │
[2010-04-29 23:15] upgraded ca-certificates (20090814-2 -> 20090814-3)   
Though "-r" was set to "/mnt/root" the install script seems to update /etc/ssl/certs.
I am not really sure if it actually applied to the new root "/mnt/root"
or only to /etc/ssl. It was some time ago.
I remember I reran "/usr/sbin/update-ca-certificates --fresh" 
when I booted into the new system. 


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