[CentOS-devel] Re: CentOS5 virtual machine image

Sun Jan 28 18:42:51 UTC 2007
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Nils Toedtmann wrote:
> Great news! (Who is "upstream" - RedHat? Do they backport the
> nptl-patches from RHEL5?)

upstream is redhat.

>>> Sure (i hope i know what you mean with "role"). Could be done by empty
>>> meta-packages like ubuntu's "{,k,x}ubuntu-desktop".
>> I like the approach that is taken with FC6 live CD's, they use some
>> meta packages that pull in all dependencies for a "role".
> Me too, it's the same approach as ubuntu's. It's more appropriate than
> the "groupinstall" method.

why is it more appropriate ? it sounds more of a kludge to achieve 
something with a package manager unable to support groups directly. 
Since yum can, we should use groupinstall and group/* to manage such stuff.

remember that group/* functionality need not only come from the core 
distro repo, its can be added via addon repo's as well.

 >I just supposed some officially
> released, polished sample-images running on as many VMMs and Host-OSes
> as possible. That could be done by a shell script of a few dozens lines
> or by calling virt-install with a nice kickstart.

Lets start with documenting the process ( hint: wiki ) and then we can 
take it from there, adding and providing the process guides might also 
come in handy for people.

- KB
Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq