[Fedora QA] #76: Use two methods to specify install source

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Tue Jul 6 10:17:51 UTC 2010

#76: Use two methods to specify install source
  Reporter:  rhe          |       Owner:  rhe      
      Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new      
  Priority:  major        |   Milestone:  Fedora 14
 Component:  Wiki         |     Version:           
Resolution:               |    Keywords:           
Comment (by rhe):

 Back to the topic, after this new grouping method, I find it's hard to
 define installation source tests. [[BR]]

 First, install source generally contains two parts: 1. Install.img
 (stage2=) 2. package repository (repo=). So far we have no specific tests
 focusing on each of them, but we have: 1. Install source tests (askmethod
 to specify one source for both install.img and package repo) 2. Additional
 repository (add another package repo: http, nfs, CD/DVD and

 Initially I planed to create new install.img source tests(stage2=) and
 modify existing install source tests to package repository tests(repo=).
 But then I don't know how to name the "askmethod=" tests. Besides, there
 are already 9 install source tests(askmethod), so I don't think it's nice
 and realistic to add 9 install.img source tests and 9 package repository
 tests based on these. [[BR]]

 Currently the "stage2=" kernel parameter is not executable and supported
 (Liam reported a bug regarding it), so it's not very useful to separate
 install.img tests from install source. Therefore, my suggestion is to keep
 the old install source tests (askmethod=), and modify the Additional repo
 tests to make it use either repo= or manual repo adding method.  [[BR]]

 Please refer to [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rhe/Draft2 draft
 template] for details. Thanks.

Ticket URL: <https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/76#comment:18>
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