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FS#6857 - Forward Compatability: Update Installer on FTP install.

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Mike Cretella (tolkan) - Monday, 09 April 2007, 15:25 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Sunday, 29 April 2007, 09:40 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Installation
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.8 Voodoo
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Due to the new release schedule for Arch Installations, and the relatively small size of the ftp-iso, would it be possible for an auto-update feature to the installer? If the user selects FTP install, the installer would automatically check the mirror for the newest version of the installer, downloads, and restarts the Arch install? This would make any Arch CD be able to install the latest version of the OS using the latest installer.

This came to mind when 0.8 was pending and I installed .72 and tried to install from FTP. The installer did not know we moved to mkinitcpio and the installation left the user without a working system unless they knew to generate mkinitcpio instead of mkinitrd.
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 FS#6767 - Post 0.8 Installation ISO bugs and feature requests 
Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Sunday, 29 April 2007, 09:40 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Sunday, 29 April 2007, 09:40 GMT
probably not possible, due to new setup may use other routines, new isos will now come up withe very kernel release so it's not necessary to ahve such a feature