kiwi-ng image info


kiwi-ng [global options] service <command> [<args>]

kiwi-ng image info -h | --help
kiwi-ng image info --description=<directory>
kiwi-ng image info help


Provides information about the specified image description. If no specific info option is provided the command just lists basic information about the image which could also be directly obtained by reading the image XML description file. Specifying an extension option like resolve-package-list will cause a dependency resolver to run over the list of packages and thus provides more detailed information about the image description.



Add repository with given source, type, alias and priority.


The description must be a directory containing a kiwi XML description and optional metadata files.


Ignore all repository configurations from the XML description. Using that option is usually done with a sequence of –add-repo options otherwise there are no repositories available for the processing the requested image information which could lead to an error.


Solve package dependencies and return a list of all packages including their attributes e.g size, shasum, and more.


Print image description in XML format. The given image description is read in, transformed internally to XML and send to the XSLT stylesheet processor. From there the result gets validated using the RelaxNG schema and the schematron rules. This result data will then be displayed. The typical use case for this command is to turn an old image description to the latest schema.


Behaves the same like --print-xml except that after validation the result data will be transformed into the YAML format and displayed. Due to this processing the command can be used for different operations:

  • Conversion of a given image description from or into different formats. It’s required to install the anymarkup python module for this to work. The module is not a hard requirement and loaded on demand. If not available and a request to convert into a format different from XML is made an exception will be thrown.

  • Update of an old image description to the latest schema