Image Description

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This document explains the toplevel structure of the KIWI NG image description document for version 9.21.7

Main Root

<image/>

The mandatory <image> element represents the root (top-level element) of an image description. All other elements must be descendants of this element. There can be only one image element.

Image Identity

<description/>

The mandatory <description> element contains information about the author, contact, license and the specification about the use case of this image. All data together forms the identity card of the image. There can be only one description element

Image Preferences

<preferences/>

The mandatory <preferences> element contains information to classify the image and to describe the layout. All data about the image type, its version, the partition layout and much more is specified here. There can be multiple preferences elements

Image Software Sources

<repository/>

The mandatory <repository> element contains information where to find the software packages that are used to build the image. There can be multiple repository elements

Image Content Setup

<packages/>

The mandatory <packages> element contains information to list which software should be installed from the configured repositories into the image. Software can be defined as names for packages, collections, archives or products. There can be multiple packages elements

Image Users

<users/>

The optional <users> element contains information about system users to be created inside of the image. There can be multiple users elements

Image Namespace

<profiles/>

The optional <profiles> element contains information to create one or more namespaces to an image description. The namespace can be used with any of the above elements and therefore tie them into a namespace which can be selected at call time of KIWI NG