[linux-yocto] Contribute meta-installer to yocto
paul.gortmaker at windriver.com
Tue Nov 21 00:30:34 PST 2017
On 2017-11-21 12:41 AM, Hongxu Jia wrote:
> Hi all,
> Wind River has maintained meta-installer for several years,
> and now we want to contribute it to yocto community.
> This layer provides an installation program based on
> OE platform. The installation program is anaconda from
> fedora, which is the installer of distribution Fedora,
> RedHat and Centos.
I think you have missed your target audience. This list is for yocto specific kernel changes. It is not for addition of new layers.
> The version of anaconda in meta-installer is 26.21.11
> which is based on Fedora 26.
> The meta-insatller requires:
> - systemd as init manager
> - python3
> - dnf2/rpm4
> - gobject-introspection which requires qemu-usermode
> in MACHINE_FEATURES
> The meta-installer provides:
> - graphic install and text install.
> - package based (dnf/rpm) install and image (copy)
> based install.
> - package based (dnf/rpm) install from local and
> remote rpm sources such as CDs and DVDs, images
> stored on a hard drive, NFS, HTTP, and FTP.
> - kickstart install which provides a fully unattended
> installation that can be duplicated on scores of machines.
> - install over VNC on headless machines.
> - timezone setting.
> - root password setting.
> - user account creation.
> - a variety of advanced storage devices including
> LVM, Btrfs, Ext4, and filesystem encryption.
> The repository of meta-installer is temporary on the github
> for review:
> In above github, the logo picture is undefined, if yocto
> could accept this layer, I will update the picture with
> "Yocto project Compatible".
> The attachments are the snapshots of a package based
> Hopefully it is helpful for yocto, and any feedback is
> If yocto is interested in this layer and will accept it,
> I could send pull request or some one directly fetch
> from above github master branch.
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