[RPI2/3] Manjaro-ARM 18.06 Minimal Released

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#1

Some days ago I pushed out the 18.06 version of the manjaro-release package, making all running systems go to version 18.06.

Download here!

A new Minimal image is available for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3.
Biggest changes to this image include:

  • New way images are being created!
  • Removed networkmanager and using systemd-networkd instead.
  • Removed the entire base-devel package group. People needed it to compile stuff, can install it back with sudo pacman -S base-devel.
  • pacman 5.1!

What about other devices?

Right now, I have testing images available for the Odroid-C1 and the Odroid-C2, but the latest ones does not even boot.
I need to figure out why, and soon, as I want to have these devices supported.

We don’t support any armv6h devices, as that would require extra manpower and a bigger server hosting the repository.

Future plans

The plan for Manjaro-ARM right now, is to release new minimal images for supported devices, each month. A snapshot, like Arch Linux x86_64 does it.

Other editions might get released often, but it depends on the maintainers of those editions.
This should become easier soon, hopefully, as I have started working on our own manjaro-arm-tools to generate images from your desktop PC.

The new tools will be used until Manjaro Architect supports our ARM platform and will consist of:

  • buildarmimg which will generate a .img and a .zip containing that .img.
  • buildarmpkg which will be used to create a package for an ARM platform.
  • Profiles to be used when creating the images, so you can create an image for minimal, mate, lxqt or others with a simple command. The profiles will contain all the settings and changed config files needed to give the edition the look and feel of Manjaro-ARM.

#2

I have installed this [RPI2/3] Manjaro-ARM 18.06 Minimal and can report that, for me, all the tests required for the beta versions do pass (Call For Testers (18.06)).

From ps_mem , the RAM usage when logged in via ssh is:

Private  +   Shared  =  RAM used       Program

128.0 KiB +  72.5 KiB = 200.5 KiB       agetty
324.0 KiB + 121.5 KiB = 445.5 KiB       lvmetad
672.0 KiB +  56.5 KiB = 728.5 KiB       dhcpcd
596.0 KiB + 351.5 KiB = 947.5 KiB       bash
580.0 KiB + 399.5 KiB = 979.5 KiB       systemd-timesyncd
708.0 KiB + 440.5 KiB =   1.1 MiB       systemd-logind
712.0 KiB + 533.5 KiB =   1.2 MiB       (sd-pam)
  1.1 MiB + 146.5 KiB =   1.2 MiB       dbus-daemon
868.0 KiB + 443.5 KiB =   1.3 MiB       systemd-resolved
  1.0 MiB + 446.5 KiB =   1.5 MiB       systemd-networkd
  1.2 MiB + 402.5 KiB =   1.6 MiB       sudo
  1.4 MiB + 473.5 KiB =   1.8 MiB       systemd-udevd
  3.1 MiB +  59.5 KiB =   3.2 MiB       haveged
  1.3 MiB +   2.5 MiB =   3.8 MiB       systemd (2)
  1.1 MiB +   3.1 MiB =   4.2 MiB       sshd (3)
  5.8 MiB + 455.5 KiB =   6.2 MiB       systemd-journald
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                         30.3 MiB
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