[arch-releng] Bittorrent with webseeds

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 14:58:05 EST 2009

On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 1:52 PM, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Jan 2009 17:57:19 +0100
> Gerhard Brauer <gerbra at archlinux.de> wrote:
>> Am Sat, 24 Jan 2009 11:20:03 +0100
>> schrieb Gerhard Brauer <gerbra at archlinux.de>:
>> > Am Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:28:02 -0600
>> > schrieb Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:
>> >
>> > > Gerhard, could you possibly build some of the ISOs? Is everything
>> > > in order? I am adding dmraid to the package list right now.
>> > >
>> > > I won't be home until late tonight (now + 6 or 7 hours), and I can
>> > > get to building then - I'm actually building the grub based ISOs
>> > > now (yay ssh and screen).
>> >
>> > Yes, sure. I build today (Sat.) all i686 ISOs and upload them to
>> > http://users.archlinux.de/~gerbra/iso/
>> > I try also building the i686 USB images (never tried this). SO you
>> > could pick up what you need.
>> > I start building the isolinux images when you say: i build grub
>> > ISOs.
>> OK, I've built the i686 ISOs and uploaded them.
>> From my view this could be the final ISOs (dmraid is added, newest
>> mkinitcpio is on board, they all boot...)
> Hey uhm.. I've just discovered a quite big bug in aif:  it used the live
> pacman at some point instead of the one for the target system without
> doing pacman -Sy first, while pacman -Sy is done (only) for the target
> system.
> Two options:
> 1) we don't rebuild and keep the isos like they are.  aif will break
> during installation in all cases, unless the user intervenes manually
> and does a "pacman -Sy" in a terminal somewhere between configuring the
> network and selecting the packages.  (note that you need a working
> internet connection during installation)
> 2) i've fixed the code, retagged it (2009.01.24) and retested. it
> works now.  if ok for you guys: Aaron, can you update your PKGBUILD/the
> package and can we rebuild the isos? i can even build the iso's and
> upload them if you want (though I'll need an ftp account somewhere then)
> Pierre said that he can't fix the torrents until monday evening anyway
> so I guess we can pick option 2.
> There's a quite peculiar reason this issue pops up so late btw:
> I've always been working and testing with an install cd on which I
> installed git and fakeroot myself (pacman -Sy git fakeroot) so I had a
> synced database. now is the first time I am testing with an installcd
> that doesn't have a synced database. :o

I didn't think these guys were final, are they? We go from alpha to release?

This is a rather annoying issue that I really think should get
addressed before pushing final ISOs, as it is a regression:


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