Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61664
Do ISO's downloadable via RHN contain current package RPM's?
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:55:29 EST
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to http://webapp.rwc-colo.redhat.com/network/channel/download_isos.pxt and
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When attempting to download an ISO, it is not clear from the working whether
this is going to be a pristine as-released ISO, or whether it is a "virtual" ISO
containing the current snapshot including the errata RPM's. I'd prefer a
"virtual" ISO that would be today's versions of all my configured packages.
Would be lovely, but I don't see this happening anytime soon. Making this
happen would mean that we were rebuilding anaconda with every ISO, and we just
don't have that kind of time to push the results through QA.
But isn't this effectively what we have with RHN and "up2date"? Just because
it's delivered in a single file instead of tons'o downloaded RPM changes our
You are simplifying the process way too much. RHN and up2date allow the user to
download updated packages for their already installed system. Putting together
installable ISOs on the fly which include the latest and greatest is quite a bit
different. First and foremost, the installer itself (anaconda) has to feed an
updated package listing (with the new versions) and the header list has to be
regenerated. Then the resulting ISO image would have to undergo testing to
verify that it works as it should. We might be able to start thinking about
doing stuff like this with the next major version switch, but definitely not at
I believe you; never claimed to know anything about the gory details ;-)
I'll happliy accept a "we'll consider this for a future enhancement" note.
If we can wordsmith the RHN web page about ISO's to clarify that it is the
pristine original ISO's that are downloaded, I'll be satisfied for the nonce.
This is more of a longterm goal on our roadmap than a bugzilla at this point.