FS#6767 - Post 0.8 Installation ISO bugs and feature requests

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Saturday, 31 March 2007, 06:36 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Sunday, 10 June 2007, 10:05 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Installation
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture All
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.7.2 Gimmick
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


This is a collector of feature requests and bugs for upcoming ISOs.
Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Sunday, 10 June 2007, 10:05 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/7410 move here
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Saturday, 07 April 2007, 16:22 GMT
Installer should prompt user to run rankmirrors (with default answer to Yes) (note: rankmirrors is part of pacman3)
Comment by Andrew Fyfe (space-m0nkey) - Monday, 09 April 2007, 15:57 GMT
Roman: That won't work, rankmirrors is a python script and python isn't installed unless the user requests (ie not part of base or required by pacman package.)
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Monday, 09 April 2007, 16:03 GMT
Then it should be rewritten in bash! :P
Seriously, dtw or iphitus suggested nice idea for selecting mirror in installer from (randomized) mirror list (country/region names).
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Saturday, 05 May 2007, 13:30 GMT
you will be asked to select one mirror in config dialog now.
Comment by (N/A) (wantilles) - Thursday, 17 May 2007, 11:03 GMT
Two things for a newer ISO install CD:

It should have:

1. Pacman 3.0.x installed

2. Packages 'portmap' and 'nfs-utils' installed.
Comment by Alessio Bolognino (mOLOk) - Saturday, 09 June 2007, 00:44 GMT
I'd like a timeout of 30 seconds or so, elapsed it, the installer should start with "arch".
Why? Because macbooks have a bug in "really dunno" and the keyboard doesn't work in that phase
( to be honest the keyboard works, but you have to be lucky pressing the key in an exact $RANDOM nanosecond )
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Sunday, 10 June 2007, 08:38 GMT