[CentOS-devel] CentOS 5 Live CD

Thu Aug 23 12:02:04 UTC 2007
Patrice Guay <patrice.guay at nanotechnologies.qc.ca>

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Daniel de Kok wrote:
>> I haven't looked yet at how Anaconda does live CD installs, but can't we
>> modify it to install our versions of these packages during the
>> installation?
> if its installing rpms - then yes that would ( read: should ) not be a 
> major issue.
I am quite sure it is not installing rpms. The installation process is
copying the Live CD content to the selected hard drive. Maybe we could
add a post-installation script following these steps:

1. chroot to the new installation
2. force rpm installation of CentOS packages over Live CD packages
3. exit

>>> And I am not sure if we can even do this sort of a thing as a 
>>> CentOSPlus livecd, unless someone wants to take on the job of 
>>> maintaining these packages in the plus repo, and doing enough to 
>>> make sure it continues to work with the base distro.
>> Quite painful to do so for seven years :(.
> Maintaining the packages should not really be an issue, the problem is 
> going to be making sure that everything else in the distro also plays 
> well with what we have in there and making sure we are not creating 
> more issues for users.
> - KB