[CentOS-devel] Announcement: livecd-tools v26.0 and appliance-tools v009.0

Neal Gompa

ngompa13 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 02:52:20 UTC 2018

Hello all,

I've released livecd-tools v26.0 and it is making its way to Fedora
and Mageia now.

It is currently available in Rawhide, and will be in updates-testing
for Fedora 28 and 29 soon.

For Mageia, I've pushed it into Cauldron. It will be part of the
upcoming Mageia 7.

## What's new

This update adds some small changes to re-introduce compatibility with
EL7 distributions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, CentOS 7, and
so on. This was made possible by the inclusion of DNF into Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.6. The changes were contributed by Pablo Greco from
the CentOS Project. Builds of livecd-tools and appliance-tools will be
provided in CentOS Extras at some point in the near future by Pablo.

ISO creation is now done using GNU Xorriso rather than cdrkit. This
was done because Xorriso is actively developed and receiving new
features. Also now, if the target distribution supports it, ISOs can
be created with ia32 and x64 UEFI support.

In addition, appliance-tools is now Python 3 compatible. The
ec2-converter tool is deprecated and slated for removal in the next
release, due to lack of maintenance and being utterly broken. If there
are any users of this tool, patches and pull requests welcome on
pagure.io: https://pagure.io/appliance-tools

RISC-V is now experimentally supported, thanks to David Abdurachmanov
of the Fedora RISC-V group.

Python 2 packaging of the imgcreate module has been dropped in Fedora
30+ and Mageia 7. It is still supported for CentOS 7.

## Now what?

Please check out the new release!

If you have any issues with livecd-tools or appliance-tools, please
file them either in Fedora or Mageia bug trackers, or preferably at
the appropriate project issue trackers:

* livecd-tools: https://github.com/livecd-tools/livecd-tools/issues
* appliance-tools: https://pagure.io/appliance-tools/issues

Have fun making live Linux systems!

Best regards,

真実はいつも一つ!/ Always, there's only one truth!

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