Thursday, June 30, 2011

Oz 0.5.0 release

I'm pleased to announce release 0.5.0 of Oz. Oz is a program for doing automated installation of guest operating systems with limited input from the user.

Release 0.5.0 is a bugfix and feature release for Oz. Some of the highlights between Oz 0.4.0 and 0.5.0 are:

  • Replace icicle-nc binary with a shell script to try various methods. Besides being more portable, this also allows us to convert Oz to a noarch RPM (thanks to Padraig Brady)

  • Support for Ubuntu 6.06

  • Support for md5sum/sha1sum/sha256sum checking of ISOs after download

  • New -x flag for oz-install to write the libvirt XML file to a user-specified location (thanks to Steve Dake)

  • Support for OpenSUSE customization

  • Support for F-15 customization (thanks to Steve Dake)

  • Support for running commands at the end of package installation (thanks to Steve Dake)

Fedora 14 and RHEL-6 packages are available for this release. Note that to install the RHEL-6 packages, you must be running RHEL-6.1 or later. Instructions of how to get and use Oz are available at

If you have any questions or comments about Oz, please feel free to contact or me ( directly.

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