[arch-releng] Please test the recent isos

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Sun Aug 14 06:24:03 EDT 2011

On 08/13/2011 11:24 PM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to push out a new official release soon, both archiso and aif are brought up to date and things seem pretty good.
> Official media are pretty much broken because of their outdatedness so it's important to come out with something new soon, and I will be a bit less pedantic in terms of quality control.
> Here's how you can help:
> get 2011.08.13 or 2011.08.14 (will start building in a few hours) or later and do an installation with it.
> Preferably pick options and features that have no mention yet on http://www.archlinux.org/releng/feedback/ (i.e. if "last success" shows 2011.08.13 or 2011.08.14 for architectures i686 and x86_64, then try a dual image, similarly try to try a filesystem that others haven't tried yet, etc)
> There is a bug with 2011.08.13 in that it will solely use the first repository you picked in "Select source", you can ignore that, it's fixed already in git. (if you use these images, make sure your first select item is a [core] repo)
> http://releng.archlinux.org/isos/
> http://www.archlinux.org/releng/feedback/
> thanks for your help,
> Dieter
Just tested .14.

Just a few noticable bugs/ decisions:
-Repo selecting , one feature i like, although it doesn't seem to 
remember the repos you selected when you boot into your install and 
there is no pacsave. so pacman didn't overwrite it.
-Groups when installing packages, the groups are really random and don't 
really add value. For example gambas, who would really install that, i'm 
fine with a selection of groups like 
lxde,base,base-devel,gnome,kde,xfce4. But groups xorg-drivers make no sense
-Packages to install, shows wget and some other packages multiple times 
http://ompldr.org/vOXc2Mg , not world shocking but it might be confusing 
for new users.
-Of course I selected some groups and then pacman couldn't resolve deps 

The rest of the install worked fine, so heads up!

Jelle van der Waa

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