[arch-releng] [PATCH] [syslinux-iso] Add automated_script support

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Thu Feb 3 14:44:32 EST 2011

On Thu, 03 Feb 2011 17:45:55 +0100
Charles Vejnar <ce at vejnar.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> Sorry for the delay.
> > - it checks if the kernel has a "script" argument (as given by the
> >   bootloader - never in the official builds -
> You mean this option we are working on won't be usable with the next official 
> build ?!

I mean that after your patch will be applied, we won't configure the release media to use
a script argument by default, because there is nothing special to use it for. specifying a specific script argument makes most sense for custom builds or booting over pxe.
Or tell me why I'm wrong.

> The patch I proposed is designed for automatic install and is working for this 
> purpose.

There's working and properly working.
I would like to see you address the concerns I sent in my earlier mail. (or at the very least let us know if and why my concerns are invalid)

> But if you want to introduce root autologin, and put something in 
> .bash_profile to autostart a manual or a automatic install, it is a good idea 
> and not only for the case of an automatic install.

no. users should be able to use the media as live / recovery system. it's not our job to dictate what they should do.
> I would really appreciate to be able to use this script option without 
> modifying the iso.

of course, that's the idea. like I said above. but first address the concerns..

> In my opinion, always activated auto-login would be great.
I agree, at least on tty1 an auto root-login would be useful. other terminals can remain as they are.

> Should I propose patches ?

I take it you're a member of the mailing list now?


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