[Fedora-livecd-list] Config file format proposal

Greg DeKoenigsberg gdk at redhat.com
Mon Jul 18 19:39:05 UTC 2005

All right, so we immediately have a philosophical question, right up 
front, that we must address:

Should we use anaconda wherever possible?  And are we making a mistake by 
not using anaconda?

The upside of using anaconda is that it's the center of a whole bunch of 
stuff, and it's guaranteed to be maintained going forward.

What are the downsides of using anaconda?


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On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, Jeremy Katz wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-07-18 at 13:47 +0200, Darko Ilic wrote:
> > On Monday 18 July 2005 07:38, Tom Lisjac wrote:
> > > The kickstart file format supports excluding files from the default
> > > base set and including individual packages from other groups. The
> > 
> > Yes, but what if comps.xml changes? For example, type of package A could be 
> > changed from optional to mandatory, and we will have it included in our 
> > LiveCD without intetion...
> Unless you're planning on ignoring package dependencies, the same could
> happen due to packages having new dependencies.  Going off and defining
> your own thing is likely to make things far less adaptive as changes
> occur to Fedora Core as now instead of just the comps file having to
> change, the live cd stuff will need to change also.
> > > The kickstart gui and file format provides a lot of other
> > > configuration information in addition to language and package
> > > selection. For dedicated enterprise applications, specific network and
> > > authentication methods may need to be built into the CD. Many other
> > > kickstart options and switches are available that can drive a fully
> > > automated image build with Anaconda.
> > 
> > But we decided that image build won`t be done by anaconda. The concept can be 
> > seen on http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LiveCD. 
> This means that you're going to have to be able to duplicate all of the
> setup types of tasks which anaconda does as well as duplicate all of the
> system level setup changes which occur on a per release basis :/
> Jeremy
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