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#2189 in Command line utilities
An Arch installer with a funny name.
Buuuut it's not interactive: it takes a YAML file as input, checks if it's valid, and generates a Shell script.
What it can do:
- print a template YAML file that you can then edit and feed it
- partition disks (this includes creating the partitions, formatting, mounting them, and creating the fstab file)
- install the packages you tell it to
- set timezone and generate locales
- set up NetworkManager
- prompt you for a root password
- install and configure GRUB or EFISTUB
- create users (usernames, groups, etc.). Note that the
wheelgroup is always capable of using sudo.
- set a default shell for a user
What it can't do:
- connect to the internet (you must do that youself)
- set up mirrors and gpg keys (you must also do that)
- set up graphical environments
- cargo, rust's package manager
Install from crates.io directly:
cargo install jimmy
jimmy [-f | --file | -s | --sample] [<ARGS>]
jimmy will then proceed to generate a shell script and print it to
warning you of missing properties, and error if some vital ones (such as
hostname) aren't specified. It's up to you to redirect the output to a file
and execute it with a shell.
Here's an example using concrete commands:
jimmy --sample >input.yaml vim input.yaml jimmy --file input.yaml >script.sh chmod +x script.sh
WARNING: Do NOT run it, except in an Arch live system! You can lose data!
- provide example YAML file
- parse YAML file (with
- check if the input file is valid
- error if e.g.
- panic if zoneinfo isn't valid
- error if e.g.
- prepare installation
- update system clock
- create with fdisk
- mount filesystems
- install all specified packages
- configure the system
- generate an fstab file
- set timezone
- set locales
- configure network
- set root's password
- configure bootloader
- generate template YAML file on the spot
- print status messages while installing
Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.
Please make sure to update tests as appropriate.