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    Replace packer with two custom shell scripts · 26cd9cc5
    Kristian Klausen authored
    Using actual VMs to build VMs is slow and error-prone (you need to use
    VNC to see what is going on, and booting takes over +110 seconds as we
    wait to be sure Arch Linux is ready).
    build.sh can build all three images in ~135 seconds (assuming all the
    packages is cached), we still need to use a VM for the actually building
    in GitLab CI (as that is the only safe way it can be done at the
    moment), which is a bit slower (~22 min vs ~13 min (Packer)), but that
    isn't really a big issue.
    In the future we can hopefully switch to Kate Containers[1] and reduce
    the build time significantly.
    [1] infrastructure#108