Issue tracker & bugs

Issues and bugs should be reported over at https://github.com/archlinux/archinstall/issues.

General questions, enhancements and security issues can be reported over there too. For quick issues or if you need help, head over to the Discord server which has a help channel.

Log files

When submitting a help ticket, please include the /var/log/archinstall/install.log.
It can be found both on the live ISO but also in the installed filesystem if the base packages were strapped in.

Tip

An easy way to submit logs is curl -F'file=@/var/log/archinstall/install.log' https://0x0.st.
Use caution when submitting other log files, but archinstall pledges to keep install.log safe for posting publicly!
There are additional log files under /var/log/archinstall/ that can be useful:
  • /var/log/archinstall/user_configuration.json - Stores most of the guided answers in the installer

  • /var/log/archinstall/user_credentials.json - Stores any usernames or passwords, can be passed to --creds

  • /var/log/archinstall/user_disk_layouts.json - Stores the chosen disks and their layouts

  • /var/log/archinstall/install.log - A log file over what steps were taken by archinstall

  • /var/log/archinstall/cmd_history.txt - A complete command history, command by command in order

  • /var/log/archinstall/cmd_output.txt - A raw output from all the commands that were executed by archinstall

Warning

We only try to guarantee that /var/log/archinstall/install.log is free from sensitive information. Any other log file should be pasted with utmost care!