Gentoo Archives: gentoo-installer

From: Jarek I James <negative_creep10@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-installer@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-installer] installer project status
Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2005 20:02:26
In Reply to: [gentoo-installer] installer project status by Andrew Gaffney
any set dates beta? Stable?

--- Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o> wrote:

> I'm posting this to gentoo-dev in addition to > gentoo-installer, but please take > any conversation over to the gentoo-installer ML. > > I know we've been saying that the LiveCD for the > installer would be done in a > few weeks for the past 5 months or so, but now it > will only be a few more weeks. > Just kidding! > > We are happy to announce GLI 0.1 (a.k.a "the alpha") > along with a *real* LiveCD > (usable X environment with goodies) as opposed to > the normal minimal or > universal "LiveCD". It will hit the mirrors under > /experimental at the same > time as the 2005.1 release. > > The LiveCD contains most of the standard GRP set as > usable packages. This > includes (but isn't limited to): > > * GNOME > * fluxbox > * enlightenment > * Xfce4 > * Firefox > * Thunderbird > * (Ximian goodness) > * sylpheed > * xmms > * gaim > * xchat > * mplayer > > Obviously, the installer will also be included. In > GNOME, there is even a handy > desktop launcher for the GTK frontend! We have > strived to allow you to do > anything with the installer that you could do if > installing with the current > method. Keep in mind that this is only a first > release, and there is a lot of > room for improvement. Here are some known > limitations: > > * no /etc/portage support in the frontends > * no way to modify runlevels in the frontends > * only supports x86 and probably amd64 (other arches > are in the works) > * the GTK frontend's make.conf screen only offers a > few options > * no way to custom configure a kernel without a > premade .config > * no lvm or software raid support > > Of course, to offset these bad things, we have a few > features that are > available with the installer that were not available > previously: > > * livecd-kernel - the installer will install the > kernel from the LiveCD into > the new install so that you don't have to wait > for genkernel to do its > thing. It is installed as a package with emerge > so that certain dependencies > are satisfied (virtual/alsa for example) > * GRP w/o an extra CD - the installer will quickpkg > and emerge -K packages from > the LiveCD instead of using prebuilt binary > packages. This obsoletes the GRP > CD, which will probably disappear in the next > release. > * dynamic stage3 - the installer can build a stage3 > equivalent in the chroot > directory from the packages on the CD. This will > be useful down the road for > networkless installs. Currently, there is no > snapshot on the LiveCD for > space reasons, but play with it anyway. > > Along with the GTK frontend, there is also a > dialog-based frontend. This is > useful for doing remote installs via SSH. gli-dialog > also supports some things > that the GTK frontend doesn't and vice versa. If not > using gnome, the > installer can be started by running 'installer' from > a terminal. This will try > to launch the GTK frontend first with the > 'installer-gtk' script. If this > fails, it will fall back to the dialog installer > with the 'installer-dialog' > script. If you wish to use the dialog frontend, you > can run 'installer-dialog' > directly. > > Now, for the *most* important part...reporting bugs. > Gentoo's bugzilla has a > special sub-section for the installer. When you > click the link to enter a new > bug report, select "Gentoo Linux" and then "GLI" > from the "Component" list. > Please search for the bug you're reporting *before* > creating a new bug. We > would much rather see "me too" comments, or even the > much more silent act of > adding yourself to the bug's CC, than having to deal > with tons of duplicate > bugs. When you do encounter an error in the > installer, try to grab > /tmp/installprofile.xml and /var/log/install.log > from the LiveCD environment. > We may request them when you file a bug. > > If you've actually made it this far, congratulations > for having an attention > span greater than that of the average 3 year old! > Happy installing :) > > -- > Andrew Gaffney > > Gentoo Linux Developer > Installer Project > -- > gentoo-installer@g.o mailing list > >
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Re: [gentoo-installer] installer project status Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>