[Dev] Install media releng / I made some changes

Josh Branning lovell.joshyyy at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 10:49:52 GMT 2017

On 08/11/17 05:00, Isaac David wrote:
> 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.

I suggest releasing a rootfs tarball and let people dd bootloader 
separately. Makes sense, and seems to be the way for Arch Linux ARM.


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

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