[CentOS-devel] CentOS 5 ServerCD ?

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org
Mon Nov 3 21:54:47 UTC 2008


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Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
>> It will be usefull for those who with to walk around with a CD drive and
>> need to install servers.
> 
> the only issue with that is what / how would you define 'servers'. Its
> easier to work with something like a package list of what would be
> considered reasonable to have on a default install, then remove the
> option to make installtime package selections and deliver only that raw
> package manifest thats been pre-selected.

Simple. Whatever needs to be on there to install and harden the machine
so you can install it in a rack and access it remotely with ssh. So I
would strip almost every package.

>> Preferably with support for things like XFS. One the basic system is up
>> one can pull in everything else. Apache, mysql and the lot are all
>> things that can be pulled in once the basic installation is done.
> 
> ok, xfs is venturing into centosplus lands...
> 
>> But iptables, ntpd, sshd are however things I considere part of the core
>> installation.

Let us just not forget ip6tables ;-)

> How about you work out a list, we can then all argue over it, whatever
> packages get onto the list then can pose a potential manifest to work
> with ?

Well. Actually. I can not think of anything else I would need there. I
would just take it from there and use yum to install those bits I might
need on that server.

How is that for a short list?

Hugo.

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