[arch-releng] [RFC] [PATCH] [archiso] Add support for squashfs compression types

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Sun Oct 17 18:53:53 EDT 2010

Am 18.10.2010 00:48, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>> We can try porting archiso to union-mounts soon and see how that works
>> out.
> Interesting. I never experimented with this, only read the documentation.
> We need a patched util-linux-ng. (I guess the patch for e2fsprogs is not
> needed because writable branch will be tmpfs in our case).

One reason not to do it until it is accepted upstream.

>>> another workaround can be in Makefile
>>> - mkarchiso -p base create $(WORKDIR)
>>> + mkarchiso -p $(shell pacman -Sgq base | grep -v ^kernel26$) create
>>> $(WORKDIR)
>> If we do not insist on using the base group, why not?
> Sorry, I did not understand this. Could you put it another way?
> Are you saying that do not "force" in install all the base packages,
> only a selection?

There shouldn't be a difference, it's just more code to do this instead
of installing base.

>> Then the easiest thing to do is move all files to archlinux/ (including
>> isomounts) and set archisobasedir=archlinux/.
> So the medium, by default created by archiso will look like:
> /
> /boot/
> /archlinux/ isomounts *.sqfs
> and by archiso2dual:
> /
> /boot/
> /archlinux/ isomounts*
> /archlinux/any/ *.sqfs
> /archlinux/i686/ *.sqfs
> /archlinux/x86_64/ *.sqfs

No, /boot moves to /archlinux/boot as well. The only directory in the
root of the file system would be /archlinux.

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