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Re: [PATCH 1/4] Remove rootPath mode.



On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 9:10 AM, Chris Lumens <clumens redhat com> wrote:
>> On the functional level: what if someone somewhere is using it and
>> will scream when the release doesn't support it?
>
> Yes, someone will probably be unhappy with these changes.  I'm torn on
> whether these should go in RHEL6 or not.  On the one hand, people could
> be relying on them.  On the other hand, they really don't work.  We also
> have alternatives.

I actually am less concerned about people relying on them at this
point; they used to get some occasional requests/reports, but nothing
in many years

> Virt seems to have basically replaced --test, and in fact does a better
> job because you'll be testing the exact same code path.

Mostly, yes.  There are still cases it's faster/easier to just test
out how a screen looks with --test, but I suspect the arcane
incantations to make that work are largely unknown and not understood
now so I won't cry too much I guess

> mock has largely taken over for --rootPath, at least for package
> installation.  It can't do all the things that anaconda does as far as
> customization, though.

livecd-creator can deal with most of it, though.  --rootPath was
really most useful for attaching a debugger to the package
installation path in times long gone past

- Jeremy


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