Modular Kernel Packaging for Cloud

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Fri Mar 7 13:23:56 UTC 2014

On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 8:14 AM, Matthew Miller <mattdm at> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 07, 2014 at 04:28:56PM +0900, Sandro red Mathys wrote:
>> What about Anaconda? I guess it does have its own mechanic to
>> guarantee a kernel is installed, right? Probably hardcoded as well.
>> Since we're going to build future images with ImageFactory/Anaconda,
>> it must be possible to install either kernel-core or kernel (when
>> installing with a kickstart file, that is). I think putting "-kernel"
>> in %packages doesn't currently have much effect, does it?
>> So if I'm right and Anaconda needs to be adapted for this, I'm happy
>> to reach out to the Anaconda team on our behalf, if necessary.
> Yeah. We also need to have it not install the kernel (and there's no need to
> mess with a bootloader) for docker images, so that all kind of comes
> together.

I'm beginning to like this whole idea less and less.


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