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Installer

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Note: this is the work-in-progress installer and has not been released yet. For the current installer, see Ubiquity.

An installer for open-source operating systems. See the wiki for goals, design spec, user flow, and details about each step.

Building, Testing, and Installation

You'll need the following dependencies:

  • meson
  • desktop-file-utils
  • gettext
  • gparted
  • libgnomekbd-dev
  • libgranite-dev >= 0.5
  • libgtk-3-dev
  • libgee-0.8-dev
  • libjson-glib-dev
  • libpwquality-dev
  • libxml2-dev
  • libxml2-utils
  • distinst
  • valac

Run meson build to configure the build environment. Change to the build directory and run ninja test to build and run automated tests.

meson build --prefix=/usr
cd build
ninja test

To install, use ninja install, then execute with io.elementary.installer. Note that listing drives and actually installing requires root.

sudo ninja install
io.elementary.installer

You can also use --test mode for development to disable destructive behaviors like installing, restarting, and shutting down:

io.elementary.installer --test

For debug messages, set the G_MESSAGES_DEBUG environment variable, e.g. to all:

G_MESSAGES_DEBUG=all io.elementary.installer