[Dev] Install media releng / I made some changes

Isaac David isacdaavid at isacdaavid.info
Wed Nov 8 05:00:30 GMT 2017

bill-auger wrote :
> Luke Shumaker wrote:
>> In my view, there are 3 install classes of install images:
>>  [...]
>>  - ARM images (we don't currently make these, and we totally should)
> i agree that an ARM installer is a good idea - ARM devices are only
> going to get more popular - many come with some OS pre-installed
> (typically berry-flavored) but today it is generally non-trivial to
> replace it safely

absolutely, this has been a huge omission from our part.

i would be interested to know how this would play out...

- whether there's a point in mastering an ISO image or just making a
  tarball of the filesystem.
- what packages to include. install ISO-like environment? just the
  base group?  booloaders?.
- whether we want to blow up that release matrix by a factor of the
  number of devices.
- finally, what the interplay between ARM releases and x86 releases
  would be.

there's at least one unofficial image out there[1]. not to mention
that some EOMA68 cards will come out with Parabola -- sooner or later
-- which reminds me of the need to package LKCL's version of uboot for

[1]: https://wiki.parabola.nu/ARM_Installation_Guide#BeagleBone_Black_2

Isaac David
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