is the installer for Red Hat Linux
. It is written in Python
, with a graphical frontend using PyGTK
and a text frontend using python-newt
. A kickstart
file can be used to automatically configure the installation, allowing users to run it with minimal supervision.
Anaconda installer is used by RHEL, Fedora and a number of other projects, Anaconda offers a text-mode and GUI mode, so users can install on a wide range of systems.
Anacondas are lizard-eating pythons, and the Caldera installation program was called "Lizard", hence the name.