[CentOS-devel] EL6 and larger than DVD install media

Marcus Moeller mail at marcus-moeller.de
Fri Oct 22 09:39:44 EDT 2010


Hi all.

> | On 10/20/2010 06:03 PM, James A. Peltier wrote:
> | > | 1) we change what is the expected tree / behaviour in
> | > | CentOS-2.1/3/4/5
> | > | in that there is one rolled in product; and people would have come
> | > | to
> | > | expect that.
> | >
> | > Is this such a big deal? We're moving to CentOS 6. That's a major
> | > change and would but a viable reason to change the tree layout.
> |
> | I still think its a big deal, or can potentially become a big deal.
> | Since this changes quite a lot of context in whats already available (
> | docs etc ) and what people would expect ( we have always said that we
> | dont have any 'support driven / cost driven' build selections ).
> |
> | > | 2) Storage and duplicated rpms across isos's : its not that big a
> | > | deal
> | > | in that we can most likely work around the need to have a lot more
> | > | storage on each mirror / msync machine; but it is a concern.
> | >
> | > multiple iso files does not equal duplicated RPMs that I can see.
> | > The tree would still be unified; no?!?
> |
> | Not really. Workstation build would have quite a lot of common ground
> | with Server ( as an example: kernel / glibc / bash ). Also, the tree
> | needs to ( or should ) match the primary install media or one loses
> | out
> | on a lot of potential tooling. eg Spacewalk / cobbler would then need
> | to
> | be aware of how the different tree's dont match up and howto handle
> | those.

Btw. split media support has been removed from anaconda in rawhide.
Not sure if this will also affect rhel 6.

Greets
Marcus


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