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FS#68252 - [archiso] Request for Inclusion of tmux (because of dropped FBCON scrollback)

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Opened by Pol Van Aubel (MacGyver) - Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 15:49 GMT
Last edited by David Runge (dvzrv) - Wednesday, 04 November 2020, 11:37 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category ArchISO
Status Closed
Assigned To David Runge (dvzrv)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

Since Linux has dropped framebuffer scrollback from FBCON and VGACON (<https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.9-Drops-Soft-Scrollback>), I've found the (2020.10.01) iso quite a pain to use. On 1920x1080, the help-functionality of iwctl alone takes multiple screens, with no obvious way of paging. The only fix I could think of was running a terminal multiplexer and using its scrollback.

The installation iso already includes `screen`, but personally I'm used to `tmux`. I'm probably not alone in knowing my way around `tmux`, but not `screen`, so would it be possible to include `tmux` on the iso?


If included, since this request is about missing scrollback functionality, it might also make sense to ship a tmux configuration that extends its default scrollback (which usually goes to around 2000 lines if I recall correctly).
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Closed by  David Runge (dvzrv)
Wednesday, 04 November 2020, 11:37 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  tmux has been added to the releng profile with https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/a rchiso/-/commit/cc169d7e31edc3bf2b4463c0 1dde6af008e52a51 and will be available in the next month's ISO
Comment by David Runge (dvzrv) - Saturday, 31 October 2020, 19:00 GMT
@MacGyver: Thanks for the report!

It's certainly something we can add. Unfortunately earliest for the December release.
I'll close this as soon as it is added.

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