Calamares released

Feb 24, 2020

Whoops: the Calamares team is happy to announce the availability of Calamares, a hotfix release that repairs some fatal regressions in Calamares 3.2.19. Short-cycle releases are not supposed to work this way.

Calamares is a distribution-independent system installer, with an advanced partitioning feature for both manual and automated partitioning operations. Calamares is designed to be customizable by distribution maintainers without need for cumbersome patching, thanks to third party branding and external modules support.

Shortly after the 3.2.19 release, distribution contributors downstream, from Lubuntu and Manjaro reported issues:

  • /etc/hostname not being written,
  • udevadm path problems (this is used after disk operations is variously installed in /sbin or /bin or /usr/bin),
  • Useless text fields showing up on the user page,
  • Initramfs hooks being set even when there is no swap.

Thanks to excellent bug-reporting from

  • Philip Mueller and others at Manjaro,
  • Walter Lapchynski and others at Lubuntu,

These problems have been resolved. Although now I look at the release, I see I didn’t put a release date in the changelog. Something for next time.


If you experience an issue with Calamares, please tell us all about it on the Calamares issue tracker. For a full change list, or the full list of issues closed with this release, please see the Calamares code repository.

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