[CentOS-devel] ostree as a delivery model

Fri Apr 4 19:54:47 UTC 2014
Colin Walters <walters at verbum.org>

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 3:09 PM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> 
> rpm-ostree: https://github.com/cgwalters/rpm-ostree ( this is what one
> would use to take a bunch of rpms and make them into an ostree VM, it
> spits out a qcow2 image )

Yep, also it is now useful on the *client* side: you can use 
"rpm-ostree upgrade" which at the moment just uses libostree.  It will 
get significantly more exciting when I support adding packages on top 
of a base tree.

Also a quick note; the qcow2 image generation predates Anaconda support 
- it's mostly only useful until that lands.  When that happens, 
Anaconda is the clearly correct thing to use to generate disk images.

(For example, the rpm-ostree qcow2 code hardcodes XFS and the disk 
size, etc.)

Details aside:

I'm quite interested to see if anyone in the CentOS community in this 
sort of deployment model.  I presented at Devconf.cz on this topic:

And the feedback I got was that some of the admins could really imagine 
using it for server farms, but not necessarily on their desktops.  
Given you guys are more of the server farm, I'd like to explore that 
use case more.  Any feedback appreciated!

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