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Gathering packages
A compose created by Pungi consists of one or more variants. A variant contains
a subset of the content targeted at a particular use case.
There are different types of variants. The type affects how packages are
gathered into the variant.
The inputs for gathering are defined by various gather sources. Packages from
all sources are collected to create a big list of package names, comps groups
names and a list of packages that should be filtered out.
.. note::
The inputs for both explicit package list and comps file are interpreted as
RPM names, not any arbitrary provides nor source package name.
Next, ``gather_method`` defines how the list is processed. For ``nodeps``, the
results from source are used pretty much as is [#]_. For ``deps`` method, a
process will be launched to figure out what dependencies are needed and those
will be pulled in.
.. [#] The lists are filtered based on what packages are available in the
package set, but nothing else will be pulled in.
Variant types
is a base type that has no special behaviour.
is built on top of a regular variant. Any packages that should go to both
the addon and its parent will be removed from addon. Packages that are only
in addon but pulled in because of ``gather_fulltree`` option will be moved
to parent.
*Integrated Layered Product*
works similarly to *addon*. Additionally, all packages from addons on the
same parent variant are removed integrated layered products.
The main difference between an *addon* and *integrated layered product* is
that *integrated layered product* has its own identity in the metadata
(defined with product name and version).
.. note::
There's also *Layered Product* as a term, but this is not related to
variants. It's used to describe a product that is not a standalone
operating system and is instead meant to be used on some other base
contains packages that complete the base variants' package set. It always
has ``fulltree`` and ``selfhosting`` enabled, so it contains build
dependencies and packages which were not specifically requested for base
Some configuration options are overridden for particular variant types.
.. table:: Depsolving configuration
| Variant | Fulltree | Selfhosting |
| base | configurable | configurable |
| addon/ILP | enabled | disabled |
| optional | enabled | enabled |
Profiling data on the ``pungi-gather`` tool can be enabled by setting the
``gather_profiler`` configuration option to ``True``.
Modular compose
A compose with ``gather_source`` set to ``module`` is called *modular*. The
package list is determined by a list of modules.
The list of modules that will be put into a variant is defined in the
``variants.xml`` file. The file can contain either *Name:Stream* or
*Name:Stream:Version* references. See `Module Naming Policy
for details. When *Version* is missing from the specification, Pungi will ask
PDC for the latest one.
The module metadata in PDC contains a list of RPMs in the module as well as
Koji tag from which the packages can be retrieved.
* A modular compose must always use Koji as a package set source.