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Upcoming coreos-installer 0.17.0 (unreleased)

Major changes:

Minor changes:

  • install: Avoid osmet performance regression in debug builds on Rust 1.64+

Internal changes:

Packaging changes:

  • Require mbrman ≥ 0.5.0
  • Update container to Fedora 37

coreos-installer 0.16.1 (2022-09-19)

Packaging changes:

  • Fix directory layout of vendor archive

coreos-installer 0.16.0 (2022-09-14)

Major changes:

  • install: Add --console for configuring kernel and bootloader console
  • customize: Add --dest-console for configuring kernel and bootloader console
  • customize: Support configuring network with Nmstate via --network-nmstate
  • Support reading initrd images compressed with zstd
  • Add Fedora 38 signing key; drop Fedora 35 signing key

Minor changes:

  • install: Fail if --save-partindex specified on MBR disk, to avoid data loss
  • Detect truncated xz archives
  • iso: Fix corrupt extract minimal-iso output when writing to stdout
  • Fix unlikely decompression error reading initrd
  • iso: Detect incomplete ISO files
  • Warn if console kargs could have used --console/--dest-console instead
  • Add release notes to documentation

Internal changes:

  • rootmap: Support devices with LUKS integrity protection enabled
  • zipl: Deprecate --kargs in favor of new --append-karg, which supports multiple instances
  • zipl: Support Secure Execution systems without LUKS for coreos-assembler
  • zipl: Add --append-file for adding files to an SE image
  • zipl: Remove obsolete --rootfs
  • Only open BLS configs in write mode when modifying

Packaging changes:

  • Require Rust ≥ 1.58.0
  • Install example installer config file in /usr/share/coreos-installer
  • Add dependencies on nmstate, textwrap, and zstd crates
  • Add dependency on libzstd shared library
  • Support serde_yaml 0.9
  • Remove non-Linux dependencies from vendor archive

coreos-installer 0.15.0 (2022-06-17)

Major changes:

  • Add support for Secure Execution on s390x
  • install: Perform platform-specific console configuration when --platform is specified and the OS supports it

Minor changes:

  • Makefile: Don’t build during make install; install rdcore only if it was built

Internal changes:

  • Add zipl command to reconfigure bootloader on s390x

Packaging changes:

  • Update container to Fedora 36
  • Require nix ≥ 0.24.0
  • Remove all static libraries from vendor archive

coreos-installer 0.14.0 (2022-04-27)

Major changes:

  • Add aarch64 support to container image
  • Add generated manpages

Minor changes:

  • Silence error from reporting commands like iso ignition show and pxe ignition unwrap if output pipe is closed
  • docs: Document dest-device config file field
  • docs: Document iso/pxe customize commands
  • docs: Drop documentation of pre/post installation hooks in favor of customize commands

Internal changes:

  • bind-boot: Fix EFI vendor directory detection
  • verify-unique-fs-label: use blkid instead of lsblk to make filesystem label querying more reliable
  • Delete legacy aliases for osmet and minimal-iso pack commands used by coreos-assembler

Packaging changes:

  • Require Rust ≥ 1.56.0
  • Migrate from structopt to clap 3
  • Drop openat-ext dependency
  • Remove Windows binaries from vendor archive

coreos-installer 0.13.1 (2022-02-13)

Major changes:

  • Add Fedora 37 signing key; drop Fedora 34 signing key

Minor changes:

  • install: Drop support for COREOS_INSTALLER_NO_MOUNT_NAMESPACE
  • install: Eliminate partition table reread delay on busy block devices

Internal changes:

  • Fix packing minimal ISO with empty files
  • Move build-time packing commands to new pack subcommand
  • Move developer-related commands to new dev subcommand
  • Add dev show initrd and dev extract initrd subcommands
  • verify-unique-fs-label: Add --rereadpt to reread partition tables first

Packaging changes:

  • Disable LTO
  • Disable debug symbols in container
  • Require Rust ≥ 1.51.0

coreos-installer 0.12.0 (2021-12-17)

Major changes:

  • Add high-level iso customize and pxe customize subcommands for flexibly customizing a live image
  • install: Add --config-file to specify install options via a YAML config file
  • systemd: Automatically install if config files exist in /etc/coreos/installer.d
  • Add iso network and pxe network subcommands to embed NetworkManager configs in an ISO or wrap them in an initrd

Minor changes:

  • Add iso reset subcommand to reset an ISO image to pristine state
  • Differentiate -h and --help. --help will produce longer-form documentation, similar to a man page. Add long help to install and iso/pxe customize.
  • pxe: Have ignition unwrap read from stdin if no filename specified
  • pxe: Support ignition unwrap from concatenated initrds
  • systemd: Print deprecation warning on coreos.inst=yes
  • systemd: Print deprecation warning if coreos.inst.install_dev value omits /dev
  • docs: Autogenerate subcommand pages from help text
  • docs: Remove instructions for replacing coreos-installer.service, in favor of installer.d config files

Internal changes:

  • Fix packing minimal ISO with hard-linked files
  • bind-boot: Ignore ESPs not colocated with the boot filesystem
  • rootmap: Properly handle linear RAID devices

Packaging changes:

  • Add base64, ignition-config, serde_with, and serde_yaml dependencies
  • Enable structopt wrap_help feature

coreos-installer 0.11.0 (2021-11-18)

Major changes:

  • Drop Fedora 33 signing key
  • iso: Add extract pxe subcommand to extract PXE artifacts from ISO
  • iso: Add extract minimal-iso subcommand to extract netboot ISO image from ISO

Minor changes:

  • download: Ignore --decompress for artifacts that are meant to be used compressed
  • download: Report the selected artifacts before starting download
  • download/install: Avoid printing GPG verification result when we’re ignoring it
  • install: Report automatically selected OS, architecture, platform when downloading install image
  • install: Report if multiple filesystems are labeled boot
  • iso: Find Ignition embed area by directly parsing ISO filesystem
  • iso: Find kargs embed areas by directly reading kargs.json from ISO, if available
  • Add -a short option for --architecture
  • Enable optimization for xz code in dev builds to speed up testing
  • Fix build on s390x
  • docs: Avoid using privileged container for download subcommand

Internal changes:

  • Add support for packing minimal ISO
  • rdcore: Add bind-boot subcommand to bind root and boot filesystems on first boot
  • rdcore: Add verify-unique-fs-label subcommand to check if multiple filesystems share a label
  • kargs: Add --current to do a dry run on the booted kargs
  • osmet: Drop support for RHCOS unencrypted LUKS container

Packaging changes:

  • Include debug symbols in release builds
  • Add bytes, structopt, and thiserror dependencies
  • Drop clap dependency
  • Require nix ≥ 0.22
  • dracut: Install zipl_helper.device-mapper on s390x
  • Update container to Fedora 35
  • Use Fedora build of liblzma in container

coreos-installer 0.10.1 (2021-10-11)

Security fixes:

  • Fix GPG signature check when decompressing gzipped images (GHSA-3r3g-g73x-g593, CVE-2021-20319)

Major changes:

  • Add Fedora 36 signing key

coreos-installer 0.10.0 (2021-08-05)

Major changes:

  • install: Support IBM Z virtio DASD target devices
  • install, download: Support retrying fetches with new --fetch-retries option

Minor changes:

  • install: Restrict access permissions on /boot/ignition (GHSA-862g-9h5m-m3qv, CVE-2021-3917)
  • install: Retry reading partition table on device mapper target devices
  • systemd: Persist coreos.force_persist_ip kernel argument when installing with coreos.inst.*
  • List subcommands of a command even without -h
  • Mount filesystems in a separate mount namespace
  • Refactor bootloader installation on s390x
  • Enable optimization for gzip code in dev builds to speed up testing
  • docs: Document coreos-installer iso kargs commands

Internal changes:

  • kargs: Run zipl if necessary on s390x
  • kargs: Don’t fail --create-if-changed if the file already exists

Packaging changes:

  • Require Rust ≥ 1.49.0
  • Support OpenSSL 3.0

coreos-installer 0.9.1 (2021-05-14)

Major changes:

  • Add Fedora 35 signing key; drop Fedora 32 signing key

Minor changes:

  • install: Fix block device path in error message when disk is busy
  • install: Ignore corrupt GPT on target disk unless saving partitions

Internal changes:

  • rootmap: Ignore multipath devices

coreos-installer 0.9.0 (2021-04-08)

Major changes:

  • iso: Support writing output file to stdout with -o -

Minor changes:

  • blockdev: Fix RHEL lsblk ordering bug by using --nodeps option
  • blockdev: Strengthen device mapper path detection

Internal changes:

  • osmet: Drop support for --real-rootdev option
  • Add --override-options to rdcore kargs to make it easier to test kernel argument changes
  • Optionally create a file if kernel arguments are modified
  • Add declarative semantics for kernel argument modification

Packaging changes:

  • Switch from error-chain to anyhow library

coreos-installer 0.8.0 (2021-01-12)

Major changes:

  • Add iso kargs subcommand for modifying kernel arguments in live ISO images
  • Support IBM Z FBA DASD target devices

Minor changes:

  • Fix race condition causing fdasd failure when formatting ECKD DASD
  • Fix sector size selection on unformatted ECKD DASD

Internal changes:

  • rdcore: Add kargs subcommand for modifying BLS configurations

Packaging changes:

  • Add lazy_static dependency
  • Add mbrman and rand dependencies on s390x
  • Require regex ≥ 1.4

coreos-installer 0.7.2 (2020-10-22)

Major changes:

  • Add Fedora 33 and 34 signing keys; drop Fedora 30 signing key

Minor changes:

  • systemd: Start coreos-installer service after systemd-resolved

Packaging changes:

  • Update container to Fedora 33

coreos-installer 0.7.0 (2020-09-21)

Minor changes:

  • iso: Use filesystem copy-on-write mechanism for -o output file if available
  • install: Remember to update MBR from install image when restoring saved partitions
  • install: Update size of protective MBR partition when restoring saved partitions
  • install: Clear MBR boot code on install failure
  • install: Revert insufficient s390x segfault avoidance change
  • docs: Restructure for web publishing
  • docs: Add initial command-line reference

Internal changes:

  • rootmap: Configure LUKS root to wait on network if needed

Packaging changes:

  • Require openat-ext ≥ 0.1.4

coreos-installer 0.6.0 (2020-08-26)

Major changes:

  • Add pxe ignition subcommands to generate or show an Ignition config wrapped in an appendable initrd
  • iso: Move iso subcommands to iso ignition and deprecate the former
  • iso: Rename iso ignition embed -c/--config to -i/--ignition-file

Minor changes:

  • install: Fix kernel ignoring saved partitions after install failure
  • install: Fix loss of saved partitions if original partition table is invalid
  • install: Retain saved partitions in partition table at all times during install
  • install: Clear partition table on failure by writing empty GPT rather than zeroes, except on DASD
  • install: Reread kernel partition table after restoring partitions on failure
  • install: Make --preserve-on-error saved partition stash file the same size as the target disk
  • install: Properly activate first-boot kernel arguments on s390x
  • install: Avoid segfault due to miscompilation in s390x release build
  • iso: Compress Ignition config with XZ to increase capacity
  • systemd: Suppress reboot after failure of a hook unit
  • Document hooking install via an Ignition config

Internal changes:

  • rootmap: Fix failure on unmodified rootfs
  • rootmap: Inject rootflags kernel argument

Packaging changes:

  • Require gptman ≥ 0.7

coreos-installer 0.5.0 (2020-08-01)

Major changes:

  • install: Add --save-partlabel and --save-partindex options to preserve specified partitions
  • systemd: Add coreos.inst.save_partlabel and coreos.inst.save_partindex kargs

Minor changes:

  • install: Fix installing to DASD via symlink
  • systemd: Fix intermittent failure disabling MD-RAID and DM device activation
  • systemd: Sequence reboot/noreboot services after coreos-installer.target
  • Increase I/O block size when copying data, correctly

Internal changes:

  • rdcore: Add rootmap subcommand to generate kargs for root device dependencies

Packaging changes:

  • Don’t build rdcore binary unless rdcore feature is enabled
  • Add glob and uuid dependencies
  • Drop progress-streams dependency
  • Depend on gptman on all CPU architectures

coreos-installer 0.4.0 (2020-07-24)

Minor changes:

  • install: Support sha256 hashes in --ignition-hash

Internal changes:

  • rdcore: Add new program and Dracut module for internal use in the CoreOS initramfs
  • rdcore: Add stream-hash subcommand for streaming verification of downloads
  • osmet: Add pack --fast option for use in development builds
  • osmet: Fix packing root filesystem wrapped in a crypto_LUKS container

Packaging changes:

  • Allow byte-unit 3.x or 4.x
  • Drop sha2 dependency

coreos-installer 0.3.0 (2020-07-13)

Major changes:

  • install: Support remote Ignition configs with --ignition-url
  • install: Support kernel argument modification with --append-karg and --delete-karg
  • install: Support device-mapper target devices
  • install: Support IBM Z DASD target devices

Minor changes:

  • install: Deprecate --firstboot-args
  • install: Report busy partitions if the target device is busy
  • install: Correctly clear first MiB of target disk while copy is in progress
  • install: Detect unreadable Ignition config before writing disk
  • Increase I/O block size when copying data
  • systemd: Correctly fail boot on systemd ≥ 245 if install fails
  • systemd: Disable activation of MD-RAID and DM devices before install via new coreos-installer-pre.target

Packaging changes:

  • Update container to Fedora 32
  • Require bincode ≥ 1.3
  • Require sha2 ≥ 0.9
  • Require gptman on s390x
  • Relax patchlevel version requirements on dependencies

coreos-installer 0.2.1 (2020-05-30)

Major changes:

  • Add Fedora 32 signing key; drop Fedora 30 signing key

Minor changes:

  • Support creating offline image from RHCOS LUKS volume
  • Add coreos.inst forwarding of net.ifnames and net.naming-scheme kargs

coreos-installer 0.2.0 (2020-04-30)

Major changes:

  • By default, install from an offline image shipped with the running system, if available
  • When installing from a Fedora CoreOS stream, automatically select 4Kn image if needed
  • Add --copy-network and --network-dir to copy network configs from the running system
  • Add --ignition-hash to verify the hash of the specified Ignition config

Minor changes:

  • Fix coreos.inst forwarding of repeated network kargs
  • Fix coreos.inst forwarding of network kargs without a value
  • Get block device path from lsblk rather than constructing it
  • Stop overriding locked root account when launching emergency shell
  • Redirect systemd generator’s stdout to kmsg

coreos-installer 0.1.3 (2020-03-20)

Major changes:

  • Rename --ignition to --ignition-file. --ignition is still accepted for compatibility.
  • Don’t discard disk contents before installing, so we don’t delete data partitions when reprovisioning
  • Add --preserve-on-error debug option to skip clearing partition table on error

Minor changes:

  • Fail install early if image sector size doesn’t match destination
  • Ensure specified Ignition config exists before starting install
  • Improve error message when mounting /boot if no partitions found
  • Ignore HTTP errors on signature fetch if --insecure is specified
  • Simplify download progress reporting if stderr is not a tty
  • Retry when downloading coreos.inst.ignition_url
  • Add upper-bound timeout to HTTP requests

coreos-installer 0.1.2 (2020-01-08)

This is release v0.1.2 of coreos-installer.

Thanks to the following contributors for patches during this release:

  • Benjamin Gilbert (2):
    • dracut: drop dracut modules
    • systemd: add scripts and systemd units for running at boot
  • Colin Walters (1):
    • systemd: Add After=network-online.target
  • Dusty Mabe (16):
    • systemd: service: fix calls to get commandline arg values
    • systemd: generator: rename cmdline_arg() to karg()
    • systemd: installer: indicate we want the network
    • systemd: reboot service: fix path to systemctl
    • systemd: generator: mv reboot flag file creation to generator
    • systemd: service: Make reboot service run after installer
    • systemd: services: log more to the console
    • systemd: use OnFailureJobMode=replace-irreversibly
    • systemd: add coreos-installer-noreboot.service
    • systemd: set SYSTEMD_SULOGIN_FORCE=1 for emergency.service
    • Remove coreos.inst.stream_base_url karg
    • systemd: make “network up” checking more robust
    • systemd: remove rudimentary network checking code
    • Cargo.toml: remove package.metadata.release.upload-doc option
    • Cargo.toml: use default tag prefix
    • Cargo.toml: replace deprecated option with new version
  • Jonathan Lebon (1):
    • Add Makefile

coreos-installer 0.1.1 (2019-12-18)

Changes:

  • Improve error messages when rereading partition table
  • Fix mounting boot device on CentOS 7.6
  • verify: Explicitly trust imported keys
  • verify: Switch to always trust model
  • main: get rid of wildcard imports
  • Packaging and release fixes
  • docs: add technical details about iso-embedding
  • README: Rewrite for Rust implementation
  • docs: fix typo in release-checklist

coreos-installer 0.1.0 (2019-11-08)

Changes:

  • Initial release