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To:Arch Linux Release Engineering From:Dieter Plaetinck Subject:Re: [arch-releng] testbuilds are unbroken Date:Fri, 6 Apr 2012 16:32:23 +0200

On Fri, 06 Apr 2012 11:22:56 -0300
Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi <> wrote:

> On 04/06/2012 07:00 AM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> > fixed that issue with package signatures and some other AIF things..
> > tested
> > archlinux-2012.04.05_04-00-01-core-x86_64.iso and does installs fine for me.
> >
> > note that i currently enabled testing repo so newer testbuilds will have testing enabled. (i need linux 3.3 for some EFI experiments)
> >
> Nice.
> Note1: If you want, you can adjust the releng-scripts, there is no need
> anymore to make a chroot for archiso (even for build an i686-iso on
> x86_64 host)(*), now is safe for build to work directly without it. Just
> ensure that your pacman.conf is clean, (does not enable any repo that
> you do not want to be used, or does not ignore any package). Working in
> this ways allow to work with signed packages, save space, and...

we can't use signed packages if we keep the chroot approach?
Also, is there any way that doing something bad in the building process might negatively impact the host system? I like the chroot approach, it feels robust and more safe against accidents.

> Note2: There is a new build mode <all> maybe can be used in releng-scripts
> Quote from commit:
> ---
> This mode allow to build all 6 ISOs in just one step if build type is<all>.
> So " build all all" -> (single-i686, single-x86_64, dual) X
> (netinstall, core).
> Note that the<purge> command is executed between each build step to
> save space,
> so do not use this mode if you want to keep all temporal files in work_dir.
> ---
> (*) Under i686-host you can only build i686-isos only, but in
> x86_64-host (x86_64-kernel/x86_64-userspace OR
> x86_64-kernel/i686-userspace) you can build x86_64-isos and i686-isos :)