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The technical implementation for this should be pretty darn easy once Calamares 3.2.3 is in the repositories. Reason being, there's a new flag:

* The Calamares application now recognizes the `-X` or `--xdg-config`
  option, which adds XDG_DATA_DIRS to the places used to find QML
  and branding directories, and XDG_CONFIG_DIRS to the places used
  to find the global settings and module configurations. This allows
  a more fine-grained, and more layered, approach to setting up
  Calamares configurations (in particular, distros can **add**
  configuration files and give them priority, instead of **forking**
  configuration files).

So, we can have our default configuration at somewhere like /etc/xdg/xdg-Lubuntu/calamares which has our normal configuration, but then have another directory which can lay on top of it such as /etc/xdg/xdg-Lubuntu/calamares/oem that overrides the main settings YAML but keeps our configuration values the same.

Here's why this is so darn important; OEM is a prerequisite to Raspberry Pi, because OEM works in two stages, with a reboot in between and only stage one needing the live ISO:

  1. Copy everything over to the system and configure partitioning as well as packages.
  2. Set up users, theming, etc.

The Raspberry Pi only has stage two, because the Ubuntu infrastructure creates preinstalled Pi images already for server, we'd just have to leverage that.

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tsimonq2 created this task.Oct 20 2018, 6:55 PM
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wxl lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Wishlist.Oct 25 2018, 4:43 PM