Calamares 3.2.53 released

Mar 4, 2022

This is an extra-short-cycle release. There are a handful of bugfixes. Some of the things-to-watch-for from 3.2.52 have been fixed or temporarily disabled.

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

  • Huang Jia Wen (new contributor! Welcome!)


  • Automount-manipulation (to switch off KDE Plasma automounting new devices) now logs slightly more as it works. Defaults have changed in KDE Plasma 5.24 and it turns out the automount-manipulation does not work well. Distro’s are encouraged to turn off automount in the live ISO (see #1885).


  • bootloader now knows about loongarch64 and can install suitable EFI files for this CPU type. (Thanks Huang Jia Wen)
  • Progress reporting for pacman from the packages module has been switched off. The progress reporting works under low load, but there are many reports of it crashing (from XeroLinux and from Evan James, who has been debugging the issue) during a regular installation with thousands of updates. This will be revisited in the next release.
  • The umount module was buggy and did not actually unmount anything.


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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