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To:Arch Linux Release Engineering From:Dieter Plaetinck Subject:Re: [arch-releng] pacman.conf.{i686,x86_64} ignored by archiso? Date:Fri, 6 Apr 2012 17:56:34 +0200
 

On Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:41:35 -0300
Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi <vmlinuz386@yahoo.com.ar> wrote:

> On 04/06/2012 12:12 PM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> > On Fri, 06 Apr 2012 11:48:27 -0300
> > Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi<vmlinuz386@yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
> >
> >> On 04/06/2012 11:24 AM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> >>> in the releng env
> >>> (http://projects.archlinux.org/users/dieter/releng.git/tree/) it seems the
> >>> pacman.conf.{i686,x86_64} files are now being ignored. (i enabled testing in there but it's not used)
> >>> Frankly I don't even know/remember how this ever worked, I can't find a reference to these files anywhere.
> >>> How does one control which pacman.conf archiso must use during building of the arch environment it puts on the isos?
> >>>
> >>> Dieter
> >>>
> >> I do not know about how these scripts works, the only thing that I can
> >> say is about archiso:
> >> build.sh (wrapper to mkarchiso) does not have a parameter to set a
> >> pacman.conf, so mkarchiso by default will use /etc/pacman.conf.
> > has this always been like this?
> Yes, never used neither in the age of Makefile instead of build.sh. At
> some point we used a local copy of pacman.conf in overlay (unmodified
> from pacman package when mkarchroot does not support NOCOPY)
> >
> >> Can you point me where is supposed to be used these files in
> >> releng-scripts? I can not found any references in the tree.
> >>
> > exactly, that's what I said. I don't know where these files are ever used. They should be used when building the iso's.
> >
> Weird. sure?
>
> But think that these files are never used, because:
>
> They are out-of-date (compared to newer pacman.conf) -> There are no
> "SigLevel" -> Default "SigLevel" is used, that is "Optional TrustedOnly"
> by pacman-4 -> without manual interaction pacman will not work. -> no ISOs.
>
> But we have ISOs all times :) Or I am missing something?
>

these files date back to back when Gerhard and I were working on the env. I.e. multiple years ago.
At some point, they must have been used for something.