Calamares 3.2.48 released

Dec 3, 2021

This is a regular short-cycle release, with new features for btrfs and in the packages module.

This release contains contributions from (alphabetically by first name):

  • Evan James


  • Python modules now have warn() and error() methods they can call, alongside the existing debug() and warning() (all live in the libcalamares.utils module).
  • Python modules can load YAML files via libcalamares.utils.load_yaml(). This may be the most useful for test-scripts.


  • fstab now has a separate, special, flags-setting for swap subvolumes on btrfs. A swap subvolume is created if a swap file (not a separate partition) is selected in the auto-partitioning page. (Thanks Evan)
  • When using btrfs, the mount module creates subvolumes. It was not possible to avoid having a subvolume name created for the root. This is now possible. #1837
  • The packages module now has some special settings for the pacman package manager (generally used on Arch-derivatives). This allows tweaking of the installation process, if downloads are slow or packages may fail to install. See the packages.conf file for details. (Thanks Evan)


If you experience an issue with Calamares, please tell us all about it on the Calamares issue tracker. For a full change list, see the full list of issues closed within the current generation (which is many releases).

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