Calamares 2.4.2 is out

The Calamares team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Calamares 2.4.2, a bug fix release that delivers improvements and fixes for recently discovered issues.

Calamares is a distribution-independent system installer, with an advanced partitioning feature for both manual and automated partitioning operations. It is the first installer with an automated “Replace Partition” option, which makes it easy to reuse a partition over and over for distribution testing. Calamares is designed to be customizable by distribution maintainers without need for cumbersome patching, thanks to third party branding and external modules support.

Highlights of this release include:

  • improved system requirements configuration checking;
  • fixed case-insensitive path handling when installing GRUB on VFAT filesystems;
  • removed dependency on chfn in the users module;
  • added support for Debian-style /etc/default/keyboard configuration as an option;
  • fixed an issue which could cause a failed install when resolv.conf is a broken symlink in the target rootfs;
  • fixed locale filtering for UTF-8 on Fedora and related distributions;
  • added support for disabling LUKS-related UI elements;
  • fixed an issue in the summary page, which caused the target root partition to be mislabeled in the UI.

The partitioning module of Calamares 2.4.2 depends on KPMcore 2.2 or later. Further distribution-specific deployment adjustments may be needed for full LUKS support, for more details see the Calamares wiki.

If you experience an issue with Calamares, please tell us all about it on the Calamares issue tracker.

Download: calamares-2.4.2.tar.gz

MD5: 2f560be68f22db7e799770779d30af7c

SHA1: 3f1fd4805f5a2237f0d654483ed2e75b1f39778b

Written on October 14, 2016