[arch-releng] The Archiso situation

Charles Vejnar ce at vejnar.org
Sun Mar 20 06:12:43 EDT 2011

Le 18/03/2011 22:09, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi a écrit :
> On 03/17/2011 01:00 PM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
>> Am 17.03.2011 16:50, schrieb Dieter Plaetinck:
>>> Gerhard is inactive.
>>> Since I'm the only other releng person, some people expect me to do it,
>>> even though I don't like being involved in archiso and I already spend
>>> a lot of time on all other releng tasks (aif, image building, image
>>> testing, releasing, ...)
>>> Gerardo knows archiso and has commit access to it, but he also has
>>> little time and he never made any commitment to us in any way (he is
>>> just a community member).
>> Gerardo has done some work in the past, but not in the last 3 months.
>> This is worse than I thought: I saw Gerardo reply to some patch sent,
>> but he never commited it. I even sent him an email if he could finish
>> some cool work that I started, but he never got back to me. I assumed he
>> was semi-active, which apparently is false.
>> (The work I started was about making a self-contained image in the
>> /arch/ directory on the ISO. This is partially done already, but I
>> recently succeeded in moving /syslinux/ into /arch/ and only leave
>> behind a tiny /boot/ directory that would chdir() to /arch/boot/syslinux
>> when loading. This would further simplify installing onto an existing
>> vfat USB drive, as you only need to
>> 1) copy the whole /arch folder
>> 2) extlinux --install /mnt/arch/boot/syslinux
>> 3) adjust the archisolabel in the syslinux configuration files)
>>> Thomas (and a few other devs) know archiso and has commit access, but
>>> he also has more then enough Arch stuff on his plate.
>> Hell, and I can't even get that done.
>> If someone can collect the pending patches from this list (and maybe
>> Gerardo's github) for me, I can check and apply them. But I guess we
>> desperately need a maintainer for archiso. It is a task with not a lot
>> to do, but still needs to be done.
> Hello,
> First, sorry for "no response".
> I can take this weekend to review all pending archiso patches.
> I think that there are at least three patches:
> 1) Thomas: syslinux/arch directory structure.
> 2) Charles: autologin on tty1
> 3) Simo: serial port support.
> Please let me know if there are more. Please resend to ML and append in
> the tittle [archiso].
> There are minor issues (can be considered as cosmetic) with aufs2 and
> util-linux-2.19 that I want to report to upstream.
> PS: I will change compression from gzip -> xz by default when 2.6.38
> hits [core].

I also have this one:

Allow to execute a script at boot specified with the kernel boot parameters




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