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Re: [virt-tools-list] [PATCH libosinfo 0/3] Support for network install trees



On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 12:23:58PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> We currently have a <media> element for identifying ISO
> install media. Many distros also provide online install
> trees, or sysadmin have locally hosted install trees (often
> from the mounted ISO media). We want to be able to handle
> install trees, and optionally detect their distro
> 
> This series adds support for install trees via a new <tree>
> element. From experiance with virt-install auto-detecting

experience

> the OS from an install tree is rather hard. The only distros
> we can reliably do it for are Fedora/RHEL derivatives which
> publish a '.treeinfo' file with metadata about the OS.
> 
> virt-install has a bunch of evil hacks for trying to detect
> other distros based on existance of certain filenames.
> 
> This series only supports auto-detection for distros which
> can do a .treeinfo file. I'm not intending to support
> the other virt-install hacks.
> 
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