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Re: [virt-tools-list] [RFC PATCH 3/6] virtinstall: add missing OSes



On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 12:28:14PM +0200, Giuseppe Scrivano wrote:
> "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange redhat com> writes:
> 
> > On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 08:45:35AM +0200, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
> >> Hey,
> >> 
> >> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:16:39PM +0200, Giuseppe Scrivano wrote:
> >> > Some OS are not present in libosinfo, add them.
> >> > 
> >> > Signed-off-by: Giuseppe Scrivano <gscrivan redhat com>
> >> > ---
> >> >  virtinst/osdict.py | 15 +++++++++++++++
> >> >  1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)
> >> > 
> >> > diff --git a/virtinst/osdict.py b/virtinst/osdict.py
> >> > index 3bb59b9..481d5db 100644
> >> > --- a/virtinst/osdict.py
> >> > +++ b/virtinst/osdict.py
> >> > @@ -457,3 +457,18 @@ oslist = db.get_os_list()
> >> >  for os in range(oslist.get_length()):
> >> >      osi = _OsVariantOsInfo(oslist.get_nth(os))
> >> >      _allvariants[osi.name] = osi
> >> > +
> >> > +# ADD MISSING OSes
> >> > +_add_var("generic24", "Generic 2.4.x kernel", parent="linux")
> >> > +_add_var("generic26", "Generic 2.6.x kernel", parent="generic24")
> >> > +_add_var("virtio26", "Generic 2.6.25 or later kernel with virtio", sortby="genericvirtio26", virtiodisk=True, virtionet=True, parent="generic26")
> >> > +_add_var("altlinux", "ALT Linux", urldistro="altlinux", supported=True, virtiodisk=True, virtionet=True, inputtype="tablet", inputbus="usb", parent="linux")
> >> > +_add_var("solaris11", "Sun Solaris 11", inputtype=None, inputbus=None, parent="solaris")
> >> > +_add_var("rhel7", "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7", supported=False, parent="rhel6")
> >> > +_add_var("ubuntusaucy", "Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)", parent="ubunturaring")
> >> > +_add_var("mbs1", "Mandriva Business Server 1 and later", supported=True, virtiodisk=True, virtionet=True, parent="linux")
> >> > +_add_var("mandriva2009", "Mandriva Linux 2009 and earlier", urldistro="mandriva", parent="linux")
> >> > +_add_var("mandriva2010", "Mandriva Linux 2010 and later", virtiodisk=True, virtionet=True, parent="mandriva2009")
> >> > +_add_var("freebsd10", "FreeBSD 10.x", supported=False, virtiodisk=True, virtionet=True, parent="freebsd9")
> >> > +_add_var("winxp64", "Microsoft Windows XP (x86_64)", supported=True, sortby="mswin564", parent="windows")
> >> > +_add_var("mageia1", "Mageia 1 and later", urldistro="mandriva", supported=True, virtiodisk=True, virtionet=True, inputtype="tablet", inputbus="usb", parent="linux")
> >> 
> >> Except for the first three, these missing OSes should be added to libosinfo
> >> instead rather than here. Fwiw, I've got the start of a patch adding Mageia to
> >> libosinfo, but never finished it as ideally it would need multiple <url>
> >> elements per libosinfo media, and libosinfo needed some changes to handle
> >> that.
> >
> > Agreed, we should all all these to libosinfo database and then just make
> > virt-manager depend on the new release of libosinfo containing them.
> 
> I am not sure what is the minimum information needed to support an OS in
> libosinfo but with a minimum effort we could start having libosinfo
> support in virt-manager and incrementally improve it, that means we can
> remove these manually added OSes once they are present in libosinfo.  At
> least this was my idea :-)

Well virt-manager has done without libosinfo for almost 8 years, so I
figure even if it takes as long as 1 month (very unlikely - it is
only a handful of XML files to add) to add the missing data to
libosinfo, it isn't going to materially impact virt-manager users.

Regards,
Daniel
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