Calamares is a general installer meant to work over a wide variety of package managers. That’s a good thing because it’s applicable to a wide variety of distros. However, that makes it a little less specific, too. I guess it’s reasonable that they could allow some configuration option to select architectures, but you got to admit, this is a pretty weird edge case given the vast majority of install situations across many distros.
That said, instead of hiding the idea in Ubiquity, if we had it in
casper instead, it would have two benefits:
- Regardless of installer used, everyone would get the right architectures. I imagine this could benefit derivatives and remixes as well as official flavors.
- All of the right architectures would be there in the live system, which would have the added benefit of supporting folks that are using live with persistence.