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To:Arch Linux Release Engineering From:Dieter Plaetinck Subject:Re: [arch-releng] aif profile for EFI/GPT with grub2, dm_crypt+lvm2 on SSD, archiso EFI? Date:Mon, 9 Apr 2012 12:41:06 +0200
 

On Mon, 9 Apr 2012 16:08:19 +0530
Keshav P R <the.ridikulus.rat@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 18:53, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter@plaetinck.be> wrote:
> > On Fri, 06 Apr 2012 11:04:49 -0300
> > Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi <vmlinuz386@yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
> >
> >> On 04/06/2012 06:42 AM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> >> > based on a script somebody made
> >> > https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=129885
> >> > I wrote a profile for aif -p automatic:
> >> > http://pastie.org/3737804
> >> > For creating the filesystems, i leverage the aif functionality (it supports everything needed).
> >> > For partitioning and installing the bootloader I use 2 custom functions as aif currently does not support gpt/efi/grub2
> >> Nice :)
> >>
> >> Do you need grub2 installed on live-enviroment? In such case we need to
> >> replace grub with grub2.
> >
> > no, aif currently only supports grub.  removing grub from the iso would probably break aif.
> > (maybe aif only needs grub to be installed onto the target system, but i'm not sure)
> > anyway grub2 is only a `pacman -S grub2` away
> >
>
> Why is grub a depends of AIF? Why not make grub optdepends? What about syslinux?
>
> - Keshav

actually grub is now listed as optdep instead of dep. syslinux is also an optdep.
see
https://github.com/Dieterbe/aif/commit/7d6ea8a2ed68b59d158684ac2500cb3c3411ee02

with the next aif package, this will be visible through the package management
(is it critical that we have this right now?)