systemd/LXDE netinstall Graphical Installer fails to install the system
The installation fails while attempting to wipe the current (NVME) ssd, giving
error: target not found: unar
This prevents installation of the OS through the graphical installer. I know it's still under development, and I think I can help with this.
Linux parabolaiso 4.16.13-gnu-1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jun 2 05:58:26 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Updated by james over 4 years ago
Looks like it's just an issue with pacstrap:
2018-10-10 - 18:44:28 : [PACSTRAP]: shell command exited= "pacman -S --print --config /etc/pacman.conf --root /tmp/calamares-root-ptd8h_cs grub grub2-theme-gnuaxiom mkinitcpio-openswap linux-libre bash-completion p7zip sudo unar unzip zip base gpm haveged hdparm networkmanager ntp openssh openvpn rsync wpa_supplicant"
It exits because
unar is no longer in the registry. Any way I can modify this from inside the LiveBoot environment?
Updated by freemor over 4 years ago
Could this be solved for the time being by creating a unar metapackage that:
or the like. and just keep it about until new ISOs are rolled and we are fairly certain that most people are off the old ones?
Or am I just being bonkers here
Updated by freemor almost 4 years ago
The advice above is completely wrong for the unar issue
unar is deprecated and no longer in the repos - thus the failure. If you are installing manually just use unarchiver instead of unar
The advice is also wrong for almost ALL gpg/keyring issues. Those are easy to fix with re-syncing the keyrings with the current.
In almost NO circumstances should the above "disable checking" be used
Updated by bill-auger almost 4 years ago
james i dont understand your issue today - what do you mean "can't re-sync the keyrings"
all you need to do to get the installer to work on that ISO is apply the sed command above, then reset the keyring as explained on this wiki page
i hope you have not been waiting 4 months for the new ISO - i apologize for the delay but i have been very busy lately and i just did not consider this to be so fatally broken yet as to be a high-priority
you can always build your own ISO from source, though in this case, the very same change described above would need to be applied at the source level (though, i think i made that code change already - i cant remember) - somewhat simpler, you could also use the remastering method and simply apply that sed line to the image file-system then repack it - but if all you are trying to do is install once, then either of those are just more difficult ways to accomplish the thing you can do with the ISO you have
come onto the IRC if you can - i have walked several people through this - it takes only minutes