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Re: nfsiso




On Aug 12, 2010, at 10:13 AM, Bryan J Smith wrote:

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.

Satellite is a bit pricey for the low end.


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.

From the customer's perspective:
- The design should support a single reference to a complete, atomic kit; such as an ISO - Managing mount points and making sure they're available when the server boots is a pain.
- I'd rather see anaconda do the mounting.
- It's not necessary that the ISO be NFS accessible. An URL referenced ISO would be a help; let anaconda fetch and mount as necessary.

--rich



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