Bug 492755 - RFE: Unified Way to Handle Update Images
RFE: Unified Way to Handle Update Images
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2009-03-29 06:49 EDT by Daniel Qarras
Modified: 2009-04-17 08:46 EDT (History)
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Description Daniel Qarras 2009-03-29 06:49:07 EDT
Description of problem:
With the recent addition of unified way to refer to installation media (see Bug 488540) it becomes even more useful to have a unified way to handle update images.

Currently it seems that in case of ks=... path being incorrect, CD installation will automagically check for /updates directory for updates.img etc but this does not happen with, e.g., USB installations. This unification between CD/USB/DVD/SD/etc would be highly beneficial as scripting to create kickstart files etc becomes much easier and with a large set of users and systems it is impossible to know all the combinations they are used beforehand.

One use case example: with a customized install image with different profiles, some profiles supply a valid ks=... path and proceed as usual. Some profiles could provide knowingly an invalid ks=... path and thus check for update images in /updates directory which would then do something appropriate for those install targets. As said, this already can be done with CD installations but not with USB.
Comment 1 Jerry Vonau 2009-04-12 15:26:38 EDT
If you drop your updates.img into /images on the usb drive, it will get used...

Comment 2 Daniel Qarras 2009-04-13 06:27:00 EDT
Thanks for the info, I'll try to test this out a bit later. If anyone is able to confirm this earlier please feel free to close this one.
Comment 3 Joel Andres Granados 2009-04-17 08:46:09 EDT
Yep anaconda, searches for the image in images/.

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