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About Pungi
.. figure:: _static/pungi_snake-sm-dark.png
:align: right
:alt: Pungi Logo
*Pungi* is a distribution compose tool.
Composes are release snapshots that contain release deliverables such as:
- installation trees
- RPMs
- repodata
- comps
- (bootable) ISOs
- kickstart trees
- anaconda images
- images for PXE boot
Tool overview
*Pungi* consists of multiple separate executables backed by a common library.
The main entry-point is the ``pungi-koji`` script. It loads the compose
configuration and kicks off the process. Composing itself is done in phases.
Each phase is responsible for generating some artifacts on disk and updating
the ``compose`` object that is threaded through all the phases.
*Pungi* itself does not actually do that much. Most of the actual work is
delegated to separate executables. *Pungi* just makes sure that all the
commands are invoked in the appropriate order and with correct arguments. It
also moves the artifacts to correct locations.
The executable name ``pungi-koji`` comes from the fact that most of those
separate executables submit tasks to Koji that does the actual work in an
auditable way.
However unlike doing everything manually in Koji, Pungi will make sure you are
building all images from the same package set, and will produce even
deliverables that Koji can not create like YUM repos and installer ISOs.
- Upstream GIT:
- Issue tracker:
- Questions can be asked on *#fedora-releng* IRC channel on FreeNode
Origin of name
The name *Pungi* comes from the instrument used to charm snakes. *Anaconda*
being the software Pungi was manipulating, and anaconda being a snake, led to
the referential naming.
The first name, which was suggested by Seth Vidal, was *FIST*, *Fedora
Installation <Something> Tool*. That name was quickly discarded and replaced
with Pungi.
There was also a bit of an inside joke that when said aloud, it could sound
like punji, which is `a sharpened stick at the bottom of a
trap <>`_. Kind of like software…