[CentOS-devel] adding a infra-type tag to mirrorlist

Thu Aug 14 09:56:37 UTC 2014
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 08/13/2014 07:35 AM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> hi,
> As we build and produce an increasing number of images that people can
> directly consume, eg. AMI's or Vagrant or docker or openstack or
> opennebula images etc, I'm keen to add a mirrorlist tag to the url that
> allows us to better serve content into those areas.
> Specially since not all the images are built with exclusive centos linux
> distro content and in some cases, we might need to consider things like
> cloud-init and cloud-utils to be essentially base-os content for those
> roles.
> This would mean the mirrorlist url will change from :
> mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os
> to
> mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os&i=cloud
> or
> mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os&i=ami
> to indicate the generic cloud image, or the ami's
> thoughts ?

I don't have a problem with this, it allows us to much more easily serve
different BASE content for different images, etc.

This (or something based on the same concept) might also be useful for
SIGs in the future as well.

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