The Runtime Configuration File

KIWI NG supports an additional configuration file for runtime specific settings that do not belong into the image description but which are persistent and would be unsuitable for command line parameters.

The runtime configuration file must adhere to the YAML syntax and can be provided via the global --config option at call time of KIWI NG. If no config file is provided at the commandline, KIWI NG searches for the runtime configuration file in the following locations:

  1. ~/.config/kiwi/config.yml

  2. /etc/kiwi.yml

A default runtime config file in /etc/kiwi.yml is provided with the python3-kiwi package. The file contains all settings as comments including a short description of each setting.