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#1 2010-04-06 19:25:49

Dieter@be
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New testing builds

Hi community,
due to time constraints, we have decided to make a slight alteration in the release process. That is:
- we (releng) build testing images and publish them on the buildserver.
- releng does only minimal testing.  we rely on the community to try them out and report back to us.
bugs go to the bugtracker under the release engineering project.
it's often useful to submit your /var/log/aif/aif.log to a pastebin as it gives me much information.
success stories can go in this thread or on the mailing list.
bonuspoints for those who supply patches. (or online git repositories we can pull from)
- once there is enough feedback, and and there are no relevant known bugs anymore, then we can do a new official release.

If you did an installation and it went fine, please report:
- platform (32bit/64/kvm/xen/virtualbox/..)
- automatic or interactive installation
- netinstall or core, dual arch image or normal?
- (if relevant: network setup, dhcp/manual, time setup manual/ntp, ..)
- disk setup (autoprepare or manual. what kind: lvm, encryption,..)
- ...

download: http://build.archlinux.org/isos/
Changelog: http://build.archlinux.org/isos/Changelog
Known issues: http://bugs.archlinux.org/index.php?project=6&reported[]=66

Interesting links for hackers:
archiso http://projects.archlinux.org/archiso.git/ (archiso is used for the normal isos, archiso2dual for the dual arch)
AIF http://projects.archlinux.org/aif.git/ (installer)
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Archiso

have fun,
Dieter

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#2 2010-04-06 20:48:36

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Re: New testing builds

Some Torrents would be nice especially with the 20Kb cap and all.

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#3 2010-04-07 01:08:22

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Re: New testing builds

can you provide a USB image too?

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#4 2010-04-07 01:12:41

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Re: New testing builds

thiagoc wrote:

can you provide a USB image too?

sorry, I just notice that ISO can be used in USB stick too smile

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#5 2010-04-07 01:19:02

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Re: New testing builds

Ashren wrote:

Some Torrents would be nice especially with the 20Kb cap and all.

I agree, and would be willing to seed. I have gobs of bandwidth to spare.

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#6 2010-04-07 11:51:56

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Re: New testing builds

Hmm, sorry for my ignorance, but what is the difference between normal and dual arch?
One only 32 bits and the other 32 and 64 compatible?
Am I right?
Thanks!


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#7 2010-04-07 14:21:41

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Re: New testing builds

i think dual is for x86_64 and i686

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#8 2010-04-07 16:09:09

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Re: New testing builds

Misfit138 wrote:
Ashren wrote:

Some Torrents would be nice especially with the 20Kb cap and all.

I agree, and would be willing to seed. I have gobs of bandwidth to spare.

what are you talking about? the downloads are not capped. I'm getting 300-400 kB/s
build.archlinux.org != ftp.archlinux.org


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#9 2010-04-07 18:35:47

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Re: New testing builds

Dieter@be wrote:
Misfit138 wrote:
Ashren wrote:

Some Torrents would be nice especially with the 20Kb cap and all.

I agree, and would be willing to seed. I have gobs of bandwidth to spare.

what are you talking about? the downloads are not capped. I'm getting 300-400 kB/s
build.archlinux.org != ftp.archlinux.org

I assumed there was a cap since download speed was maxing out at 20-30 Kb/s. It still does btw. Strange.

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#10 2010-04-08 00:49:19

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Re: New testing builds

jelly wrote:

i think dual is for x86_64 and i686

Yes. *All* the new ISOs can be installed to a CD or dd'd to a USB key. This will erase the whole USB key. However, afterwards you can use fdisk to make new partititions in the unused space on the USB key, so long as you create filesystems with LABELS on all the new partitions.

The *dual* ISOs have both x86_64 and i686 files on them. When you boot from the image and get to the GRUB menu, you're presented with a choice whether to continue booting in x86_64 or in i686. There's also a third option something like "i686 in x86_64." (I'm not sure what this is: boot in x86_64 but install i686 packages? Or the reverse? Or something else.)

As before, you also have the choice or "core" images, which have a copy of the whole core repo on them, or "net" images, which don't. "Core" images allow you to do "net" installs, too; their only downside is that they're bigger.

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#11 2010-04-08 20:01:19

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Re: New testing builds

okay, there are webseed enabled torrents @ http://build.archlinux.org/isos/ now.


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#12 2010-04-08 23:19:58

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Re: New testing builds

Installation went fine no issues
- platform 64bit
- interactive installation
- dual arch
- network setup, dhcp, time setup manual
- disk setup manual , no lvm or encryption UUID used
ALl went smooth .


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#13 2010-04-10 00:52:59

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#14 2010-04-10 17:29:40

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Re: New testing builds

Misfit138 wrote:

Seeding.

Me too wink

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#15 2010-04-10 20:31:14

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Re: New testing builds

Misfit138 wrote:

Seeding.

seeders++

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#16 2010-04-11 17:25:21

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Re: New testing builds

I tried netinstall image, I successfully created pppoe connection, but package sync failed (vc 7 says package sync error, NTP couldn't fix time, too sad)

But I'm seeding...

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#17 2010-04-11 21:12:02

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Re: New testing builds

RPMN wrote:

I tried netinstall image, I successfully created pppoe connection, but package sync failed (vc 7 says package sync error, NTP couldn't fix time, too sad)

sounds like a networking issue


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#18 2010-04-12 08:37:46

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Re: New testing builds

archlinux-2010.04.05-core-i686.iso
virtualbox_bin 3.1.6-1
Linux empowered64 2.6.33-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Apr 4 10:27:30 CEST 2010 x86_64 Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2220 @ 2.40GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

For me the installer works without any problems!
Nice dark design by the way wink

Installing KDE from Repo (pacman -S kde) works too but after starting i got tons of this error:

kdefails.jpg

But this may depend to kde or virtualbox...

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#19 2010-04-12 11:05:23

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Re: New testing builds

killajoe wrote:

archlinux-2010.04.05-core-i686.iso
virtualbox_bin 3.1.6-1
Linux empowered64 2.6.33-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Apr 4 10:27:30 CEST 2010 x86_64 Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2220 @ 2.40GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

For me the installer works without any problems!
Nice dark design by the way wink

Installing KDE from Repo (pacman -S kde) works too but after starting i got tons of this error:

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/5813/kdefails.jpg

But this may depend to kde or virtualbox...

did you install kde after booting the installed system, or from the live image? using aif or manually?


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#20 2010-04-12 17:41:46

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Re: New testing builds

davidm wrote:
Misfit138 wrote:

Seeding.

seeders++

++seeders

Netinstall and Core of the dual architecture images.

[Edit]
I just tested the new PXE boot script from the wiki on the Core image for dual architectures, works great!
I'm getting a new laptop which doesn't have a optical drive builtin, and I don't have a external USB CD/DVD-player. I prepped an SD card with CloneZilla so I can immediately make a backup image after unwrapping it. And another SD Card with a Ubuntu 10.04 Daily built Live image, to quickly test it with Linux.
After that, I of course want to install Arch, I only have 2 decent SD Cards to spare and my USB key is in use. So to avoid having to backup and format that one, PXE boot is a much cooler option cool

When I try to install dnsmasq and nbd, pacman wants to update itself. But when trying to it runs into a problem when it cannot replace itself because of a read-only mounting. Saying no to the pacman upgrade enables me to install those 2 packages, but I don't know if this can cause a problem on a later date?

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#21 2010-04-13 08:31:20

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Re: New testing builds

Just installed arch in virtualbox from archlinux-2010.04.05-core-x86_64.iso manually,everything went fine.

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#22 2010-04-13 10:42:55

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Re: New testing builds

Ultraman wrote:

I just tested the new PXE boot script from the wiki on the Core image for dual architectures, works great!
I'm getting a new laptop which doesn't have a optical drive builtin, and I don't have a external USB CD/DVD-player. I prepped an SD card with CloneZilla so I can immediately make a backup image after unwrapping it. And another SD Card with a Ubuntu 10.04 Daily built Live image, to quickly test it with Linux.
After that, I of course want to install Arch, I only have 2 decent SD Cards to spare and my USB key is in use. So to avoid having to backup and format that one, PXE boot is a much cooler option cool

When I try to install dnsmasq and nbd, pacman wants to update itself. But when trying to it runs into a problem when it cannot replace itself because of a read-only mounting. Saying no to the pacman upgrade enables me to install those 2 packages, but I don't know if this can cause a problem on a later date?

good to hear.
you could also run dnsmasq/nbd from a normal arch machine instead of a live environment. so you could update packages.
i don't think the problem you mentioned should happen because it's an aufs, so please report this issue and provide detailed information.
But anyway, the next images will have updated packages. (ie updated pacman)


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#23 2010-04-14 13:24:18

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Re: New testing builds

My new laptop has arrived. Currently performing an install...
Good thing I got that PXE working as the laptop doesn't seem to want to boot from Arch images on USB sticks (which other PCs boot off just fine), PXE works at the moment.
I'm at the first steps, I'll report back how it went and supply details asked in the OP.

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#24 2010-04-15 00:56:20

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Re: New testing builds

installation went fine no problems to report.

- archlinux-2010.04.05-core-i686.iso
- netbook msi wind u120

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#25 2010-04-15 07:04:54

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Re: New testing builds

I just made a fresh installation with 05.04.2010 and compared to the official 2009.08 this message no longer pops up during the base-installaion;

/usr/lib/aif/core/libs/lib-misc.sh: line51: =0: command not found

I always do net-install but you can see this messsage on various Arch-Installation videos on youtube, too. So everything went fine with 05.04.2010.
Greets
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