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Re: [et-mgmt-tools] [PATCH] Add --list-os-options to virt-install and virt-convert



On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 06:00:54PM -0500, Cole Robinson wrote:
> Add an option '--list-os-options' to virt-install and virt-convert to
> dump the valid os-type/variant values from our internal OS dictionary
> (then exit). Prior to this, the only way a user knew what to pass was
> via the quite outdated man pages, or via virt-manager (which reads the
> OS dictionary from virtinst).
> 
> On one side I'm hesitant about this: we are going to expand this OS
> metadata in the future with a potentially more granular approach (ex.
> RHEL5.1/2/3 instead of just RHEL5), and giving the illusion that this is
> stable (and machine parseable) may make it harder to deviate later.
> 
> That said, this solution is clearly much more useful and sustainable
> than the current situation, so until we work out something better I
> think this patch is the way to go.

How about making the  build process extract this list and stuff 
them into the POD man page, so it is always up2date ?

Daniel
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