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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH] Differentiate 'distro' and 'distrofamily' in Sys::Guestfs::Lib



On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 11:54:55PM +0100, Matthew Booth wrote:
> Change distro in the output formally known as virt-inspector to reflect the
> actual distro. Possible values are now: fedora, rhel, centos, scientific,
> debian.
> 
> Add new distrofamily entry which is one of: redhat, debian. Currently all
> distros except 'debian' are in the redhat family.
> 
> This allows you to, for example, select a RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux specific
> kernel for installation rather than assuming they're all the same.

IMHO doing this is a big mistake. This is what we did for virt-install
and hugely regret it. Things just don't fall into a nice hierarchy. We
are now looking at doing a flat list of distros + tagging/categorization
relationships to be defined.

 http://www.redhat.com/archives/et-mgmt-tools/2009-June/msg00018.html

Daniel
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