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Re: Help with Anaconda changes



[Including Adam on this thread]

Could someone from Anaconda team please confirm what is the design
to follow for installing virtualization specific packages? Should
such packages be installed always or conditionally based on the
environment?

Thanks,
Ravindra


From: "Ravindra Kumar" <ravindrakumar vmware com>
To: "Bill Nottingham" <notting redhat com>
Cc: "Discussion of Development and Customization of the Red Hat Linux Installer" <anaconda-devel-list redhat com>
Sent: Thursday, May 2, 2013 11:01:34 AM
Subject: Re: Help with Anaconda changes

> > For QA it's useful to have the same install in VMs as on real
> > hardware so that you are more likely to be testing the same thing in
> > both cases. (As for some of the QA group, testing in VMs is a lot
> > easier than testing on real hardware.)
> > 
> > Having the package install behavior be different on VMs is also a
> > potential source of problems when building images on a VM that may
> > not be targeted for a VM.

> Yes, but this isn't just a VMWare issue - there's qemu-guest-agent,
> hypervkvpd, etc.  - all agents for specific hypervisors.

Considering this and various other cases like P2V, V2V etc, I think
all these packages can be installed by default and must be required
to be no-op wherever they are not applicable.

That sounds simplest approach to me.

Thanks,
Ravindra


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