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Re: nfsiso

On Thu, 2010-08-12 at 00:35 -0400, R P Herrold wrote:
> Hello, Bryan
> IANAHNBARHE --- look inward, angel
> Following the IRC channel that the #anaconda developers use as 
> an intercom, there is a clear mandate to push away text mode, 
> and to pare down marginal case cruft. One assumes this is as 
> refactorings for maintainability and narrowing the scope

I haven't questioned text mode, and I'm all for pushing people to use
Kickstarts (reproducibility), unless installing in GUI mode.  I
understand removing that overhead, and it's totally unrelated to
this ... (read on)

On Wed, 2010-08-11 at 15:40 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> I suspect that it's only used when things are only distributed as ISOs. So
> it would be more common for certain Fedora derivatives than Fedora itself.

On Thu, 2010-08-12 at 07:25 -0400, Richard.Johnson wrote:
> Whereas, I use it all the time.   Changing a reference to a single,  
> pristine ISO image is a lot simpler than having to also manage mount  
> points and/or unpacked ISOs--especially when chasing weekly code  
> drops (read RHEL6).

This is what I was largely driving at.

Customers sometimes have requirements for the prestine "GA" releases of
software.  And while I would hope every customer has a
Spacewalk-Satellite server, there are times when even a disconnected
server is not an option in secure environments, remote locations ...
and ... first-hand here ... consultant notebooks.

Granted, one could loopback mount the ISO -- which is read-only -- so it
could be served up via HTTP.  If this is the suggestion, then we _need_
to document doing such for customers, as a standard operating procedure
(SOP).  A lot of these approaches seem to slip through these decisions,
and the workaround is undocumented and not commonly known.

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