[virt-tools-list] [PATCH virt-install 0/4] Add install parameter to the --os-variant

Fabiano Fidêncio fidencio at redhat.com
Mon Feb 11 10:51:36 UTC 2019

On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 11:16 AM Daniel P. Berrangé <berrange at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 08, 2019 at 04:23:54PM +0100, Fabiano Fidêncio wrote:
> > This series introduces a new option to virt-install:
> > virt-install --name GuestName --os-variant fedora29,install=location
> >                                                     ----------------
> >                                                           |
> >                                                           v
> >                                                      The new bit!
> We already have a "--location" arg that gives an installation tree
> location, and a --cdrom arg that gives an ISO image local path (historically
> it would allow a URI too IIRC).
> I'm wondering if there's a need to combine all these different ways to
> specifying the install tree/media location into a more general purpose
> arg

Dan, this was suggested by Cole during the review of (please, see the
first item):

I don't have a strong opinion on whether we should go for adding
location as part of "os-variant" or just get the location from
osinfo-db whenever a --location is passed without actually having a


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