[arch-releng] [PATCH 1/3] Modified setup for aif

Gerhard Brauer gerbra at archlinux.de
Tue Jun 30 07:59:35 EDT 2009

Am Dienstag, den 30.06.2009, 13:35 +0200 schrieb Dieter Plaetinck:
> On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:43:23 +0200
> Gerhard Brauer <gerbra at archlinux.de> wrote:
> > Added a script to overlay which call aif's interactiv procedure when
> > /arch/setup is started. Also removed old arch-installer from
> > packages.list

> Not sure if this is the way to go.  I would try to get rid of the
> entire '/arch' dir alltogether as it violates the FHS.

I think we don't have to care much to FHS on *our* install medium
structure. I like to have all necessary tools and infos (Readme, Guides)
in a common place (/arch).
Also i personally would not like to type: aif -p interactive each time
and would not do the same for our users....
/arch/setup is "traditionally", and it says: setup my arch system.
If one would like to use other aif procedures - this is the way where he
should type: aif -p foorbar

> Also I don't think we should provide aliases/wrapper scripts.  We'll
> make it clear the tool is aif and that most users will want to use `aif
> -p interactive` (in the release announcement + installation guide)

Hmm, intention of most ISO users is: to install Archlinux. Aif is the
tool. So /arch/setup is a logical way for me... ;-)

> Also, there are more changes in packages.list to be done.  I can't
> check right now for the specifics however.

Yes, we should revisit the list. But the mainly needed packages are
therein for both arches for setup. But maybe we find more which should
be available directly in the live-cd environment (Remember: our argument
against too much additional packages were: one could easily install them
via pacman...)

> Dieter


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