[Ovirt-devel] Re: [PATCH appliance] Move appliance creation out of spec file to Makefile

Perry Myers pmyers at redhat.com
Tue Nov 11 18:38:58 UTC 2008

Perry Myers wrote:
> Alan Pevec wrote:
>> David Huff wrote:
>>> Perry Myers wrote:
>>>> The appliance-creator RPM is now just used to store the
>>>> create-ovirt-appliance script and contains dependencies for
>>>> installing and running the appliance.
>>>> The appliance is also modified to be packaged in zip format.
>>>> Qcow2 format for the disks is used until appliance-tools support
>>>> tar.
>>> new build that adds tar support is available in koji however is not 
>>> available in updates repos as of yet.
>> Thanks David! I've uploaded appliance-tools-002-5 to ovirt.org YUM 
>> repo, I'll remove it when Fedora bodhi/mirrors catch up.
> Hmm.  My patch uses zip as the packaging format and qcow as the disk 
> format since that's all appliance-creator supported at the time.
> Now that we have tar (gz/bz2) what format should we settle on?  I'd 
> rather get this right the first time than patch to use zip and then 
> later change.

Ok, talked to David about this a bit and I think what we're going to 
standardize on is tar.bz2 with raw disk images.  It works in a wide 
variety of OSes and for Windows we'll just say that WinZIP or 7-zip need 
to be installed.


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