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From: "Dan Callaghan" <dcallagh(a)redhat.com>
To: "beaker-devel" <beaker-devel(a)lists.fedorahosted.org>
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2015 3:39:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Beaker-devel] Simplify inventorying systems in Beaker
Excerpts from Nick Coghlan's message of 2015-05-04 15:33 +10:00:
> One thing that did occur to me is that it's likely desirable to use
> latest *released* version of the relevant family, rather than the latest
> version available (since the latter might be a testing tree).
Yes that's true, the filter criterion should be
which reminds me that the logic also needs to pick a preferred arch when
the system supports multiple arches (should prefer 64-bit over
32-bit/31-bit, and for PPC prefer big-endian).
And it also needs to handle systems which don't support *any*
RHEL/CentOS/Fedora but only a RHEL-alike under a different name. For
example the internal-only aarch64 product.
Also note that in those cases, there will probably be no RELEASED trees.
Also note that RELEASED is done by hand by admins nowadays so a fresh
Beaker installation may not have any trees with that tag. Therefore if
there are no trees in the family tagged RELEASED, it should just use the
latest available tree.
Thanks for the suggestions and comments. I have some code which now implements the above:
As far as my tests tell me, i think this does what we want as far as distro selection is
The exception is for distros which are RHEL like but has a different name. I will think
Amit Saha <http://echorand.me>
PnT DevOps - Developer
Red Hat, Inc.