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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH 0/4] Add customization capabilities to virt-sysprep



On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 06:34:22PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> When I actually started investigating how to do this, I realized it is
> fearsomely complicated because basically every guest type has its own
> method to do this, and they even change frequently between versions
> (eg. gconf -> dconf, GNOME vs KDE etc).  Since the --firstboot
> parameter effectively gives this capability to system administrators
> (albeit they need to work out how to do it themselves), I think it may
> be a good idea to invest the time making sure --firstboot is
> bullet-proof, and *not* implement specific customizations like this.

The contrary argument being that we ought to do the hard work on
behalf of system administrators, in case that wasn't clear.

Rich.

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