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[[Blivet]] is a python module for management of a system's storage configuration. It is used by [[Anaconda]], [[Fedora]]'s OS installer and used to exist as pyanaconda.storage.
 
[[Blivet]] is a python module for management of a system's storage configuration. It is used by [[Anaconda]], [[Fedora]]'s OS installer and used to exist as pyanaconda.storage.
  
I am currently working on packaging the module and will update this page as things progress.
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The upstream git repository is [http://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/blivet.git/ here].
  
 
=== Coming Soon ===
 
=== Coming Soon ===
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* documentation
 
* documentation
  
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==== What's with the name? ====
 
==== What's with the name? ====
The blivet is an optical illusion that displays two irreconcilable perspectives at once. This is apropos to a fully functional storage library in that the goal of clean, consistent design is virtually irreconcilable with the tangle of massively inconsistent storage technologies that must be managed.
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The blivet is an optical illusion that displays two irreconcilable perspectives at once. This is apropos to a fully functional storage library in that the goal of clean, consistent design is virtually irreconcilable with the tangle of inconsistent storage technologies that must be managed.
  
 
==== But the term "blivet" has a negative connotation as well. Shouldn't you pick a different name? ====
 
==== But the term "blivet" has a negative connotation as well. Shouldn't you pick a different name? ====
 
No. If you don't have a sense of humor you must develop thicker skin. Seriously.
 
No. If you don't have a sense of humor you must develop thicker skin. Seriously.

Revision as of 19:37, 25 January 2013

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Blivet

Blivet, or Devil's pitchfork

Blivet is a python module for management of a system's storage configuration. It is used by Anaconda, Fedora's OS installer and used to exist as pyanaconda.storage.

The upstream git repository is here.

Coming Soon

  • documentation


FAQ

What's with the name?

The blivet is an optical illusion that displays two irreconcilable perspectives at once. This is apropos to a fully functional storage library in that the goal of clean, consistent design is virtually irreconcilable with the tangle of inconsistent storage technologies that must be managed.

But the term "blivet" has a negative connotation as well. Shouldn't you pick a different name?

No. If you don't have a sense of humor you must develop thicker skin. Seriously.