Arch Anywhere 2.2.3 has fianlly been released. This release features
many changes and fixes improving the over all usability of the installer and
speeding up the process. I've added the budgie desktop to the installer,
as well as the option to install a list of 6 different pre-configured
command shells. This release also features support for PPPoE internet
connections and a few additional packages added top extra software.
Along with updates to the script I've also created a custom
unofficial pacman repository (Arch Anywhere Repo) allowing users to install some
pre-compiled packages. This includes: arch-wiki-cli, fetchmirrors,
pacaur, & yaourt. More packages coming soon. If there are any custom
packages you would like to see added to the repo let me know.
I've also removed support for syslinux with MBR BIOS boot due to a
bug I can't seem to figure out. Syslinux support remains only when using EFI
boot. The next release of Arch Anywhere should feature the Chinese
language as I've been struggling to get this feature working. More to
The Arch Anywhere forum has been fixed and registration is working
once again. A permission issue was preventing new users from
registering. This issue has been fully resolved and the forum is up and
running again. Any user who was unable to register may try
I have also added an email confirm feature to detur spam. Users are
now sent a temporary password to their email after registration and may
change their password after login. Enjoy the forum, more to come
I'm creating a web content management system written entirely in bash. I'm calling the project site-admin and it is a way to manage and update content on a website from the CLI. site-admin is currently in the development stage and much is left to do but the goal is to create a simple script which not only allows the user to manage a site, but create one as well.
All files are managed and interacted with by site-admin. The HTML & CSS is pre-written and also still under heavy development. I am currently able to add articles to my site (like the one I'm writing now) with site-admin. I simply write the article and my scipt takes care of adding the content to my site and updating/adding entry to all necessary HTML files. In addition to publishing articles site-admin is also able to add and manage packages in the Arch Anywhere Package Repos.
The arch-anywhere domain and content management tools are still under heavy development but much progress has been made. I plan on releasing site-admin code on github soon as it is currently working flawlessly. This article was published to the site using site-admin and I have created a small package repo under 'Packages'. I will soon share how to access this repo using pacman and release the code to site-admin as well.
The latest release of arch anywhere (2.2.3) will be coming very soon! It will fearure some bug fixes and improvements and possibly OpenRC is I have time to impliment it. Most of my time has been devoted to making improvements and changes to my site and I plan on having it where I want it soon.
Stay tuned for more - Dylan