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

Charles Vejnar ce at vejnar.org
Thu Feb 3 15:04:51 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.

OK. Sorry I misunderstood you. You are right.

> > 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 agree 100%. I am saying that, in case auto root-login is activated, adding 
with the script something to .bash_profile compared the submited patch is a 
better solution.

> > 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..

If I am not missing one, and if auto root-login is activated on tty1 then your 
only remaining concerns was about error handling (stat_error in case the 
script isn't retrieved correctly). Is that right ?

If yes, I will propose a patch.

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

Yes, and liking Archlinux more and more :)

> Dieter

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