On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 08:16:14AM -0400, Aliaksei Sheshka wrote:
> Kind of, there is a CentOS-7-x86_64-GenericCloud.raw.tar.gz ( compare
> with CentOS-7-x86_64-GenericCloud.raw.xz )
> But again link is not good, and why put raw disk inside the tar?
> It would me more natural to have compressed image so one can do
> {z,bz,xc}cat cloud.raw.xz > /dev/lvm/vm-disk for example.

Earlier versions of xz (RHEL 5, I think?) didn't handle sparse files,
and we put the Fedora raw cloud image inside a tar for that reason. I
don't know if the same applies here, but it might.

Matthew Miller
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