[arch-releng] the future of quickinst

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Mar 9 18:29:18 EDT 2009

Aaron Griffin schrieb:
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
>> * aif -p automatic -c /path/to/configfile:
>> the recommended way: you have
>> the ability to specify partitioning/filesystems/package lists/hostname
>> etc in a config file format which i'll try to keep as simple as
>> possible.
>> that, and the ability to define custom hooks and whatnot to implement
>> custom logic in your config
> This seems the most ideal here. If we're assuming you're
> mass-installing or something of the sort, the installer needs to know
> all this information for each machine.
> I think we should even skip the initial "quickinst" copy and just go
> this route - though providing a sample config file would be necessary
> though

I agree.

Someone could easily create a custom installation medium with a custom 
aif automatic configuration and use that for mass installation.

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