[arch-releng] dual arch CDs [was: A TODO draft for next installation media]

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 15:16:18 EST 2010

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 2:04 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 1:14 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> That would leave us with:
>> - kernel x86_64
>> - initrd x86_64
>> - kernel i686
>> - initrd i686
>> - packages core-any
>> - packages core-i686
>> - packages core-x86_64
>> - squashfs base system i686
>> - maybe overlay-any
> All 3 of the "packages" things can go in one big directory anyway- the
> filenames are all unique since we put the architecture in the package
> filenames. That would make the mounting process a lot less complex as
> nothing would need to change between what kernel, processor, etc. you
> are booting up on or want to install. Only the installer would care.

Eh, maybe not. We'd have two "core.db.tar.gz" files that'd overlap.
It's doable, just a little more hairy than it seems.

Something like core-i686.db.tar.gz and core-x86_64.db.tar.gz would
need [core-*] sections in the pacman.conf

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