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My holidays present for Arch devs and users: AIF alpha-0.6 !
* Changes since alpha 0.5:
- AIF manual filesystems, here showing a setup with /dev/sda3 containing a dm_crypt, containing /, and /dev/sda3 containing an LVM setup with 1 LV for /home
- Processing the filesystems. The installer automatically reorders everything
- Rolling back a "/ and /home on top of LVM on top of dm_crypt" setup
- a CLI shot where the partitions/filesystems of the autoprepare just have been processed
I tested the installer personally in virtualbox in different scenarios (ftp & cdrom based, autoprepare, manually with normal disk layout,/ on lvm, dm_crypt,.. ), and all produced working installations.
Although I often need to fix bugs after testing a specific scenario, I don't re-test all scenarios each time. YMMV
Note that the installer doesn't automatically add the lvm2/encrypt modules to mkinitcpio yet, and doesn't add the right string for lvm/dm_crypt in grubs menu.lst yet.
There are some known issues (which are not critical, just avoid them or live with them). Here are the biggest ones (for more, see TODO)
Use package aif-git from AUR.
Even though I tag releases in git, I don't build packages for them.
I now use the master branch as "stable" branch where I pull in code from the experimental branch after it has been tested.
So the master branch (package aif-git) always contains the latest, stable code.
Use "/arch/aif -p interactive -d" (the interactive procedure is the port of /arch/setup)
PS: Thomas Bächler (arch dev) has let me know he wants AIF hosted at http://projects.archlinux.org/ and he will provide me access to their server so I can push to it. Sweet!!
I haven't tried AIF yet, but I've been reading your release notes and am very excited about this project. A few friends of mine recently pointed me to arch and I have fallen in love. However the installer was seriously lacking, especially in the scripted/network install sense (eg kickstart). I hope to have a chance to try out AIF this weekend, or next week during the holiday. Thanks for the hard work, this looks awesome so far!
Posted by miah on Fri Dec 19 11:51:04 2008
I've only used Arch Linux once or twice. It was nice, not my bag, but still nice.
Either way though, I really like how you setup your code. Especially your use of comments. Most bash you find on the internet name variables just as you do but never bothers to tell you where on earth it came from or what on earth it is. You have basically done both cleaning and quickly. Nice.
Posted by Steven Oliver on Tue Dec 23 09:21:09 2008
Thanks guys, hope you'll like it Miah.
And yes I know how hard it can be if you have to plough trough the code of someone else, hence some notes, reminders, todo's etc to assist those who dare :)
Posted by Dieter_be on Tue Dec 30 09:02:33 2008
Keep the good work up, it is really appreciated! ;)
Posted by Anonymous on Sat Feb 14 06:47:53 2009