[arch-releng] Please test the recent isos

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Sun Aug 14 07:19:14 EDT 2011

On Sun, 14 Aug 2011 12:24:03 +0200
Jelle van der Waa <jelle at vdwaa.nl> wrote:

> 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.
I added a warning that these settings are not magically transferred yet, and users still need to modify the target pacman.conf
> -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
I think groups have some value, but the package ordering should be better.

> -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 
> http://ompldr.org/vOXc2NQ

weird.  after you choose repos and AIF created pacman.conf, AIF does pacman -Sy, before you can do your selections.  It looks to me like this is not an aif issue.

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