[CentOS-devel] CentOS 5 build scripts

Fri May 18 15:46:42 UTC 2007
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Jim Perrin wrote:
> On 5/18/07, Nikolay Ulyanitsky <lystor at lystor.org.ua> wrote:
>> May be a good idea to create howto on CentOS Wiki of building discs
>> process to give users possibility of creating CentOS based distributions
>> for highly specialized purposes?
> While I like the idea of folks using centos for custom projects and
> everything, I'm not sure I'd call this a 'good idea' following the
> oracle fiasco. It's easy enough to create kickstart files and
> otherwise customize installs. I'm not so sure I like the idea of
> centos becoming a meta-distribution to help spawn other distros. This
> dilutes the community and divide the effort and momentum behind
> centos.

So... Is rpath the way to go for specialized stuff?  Personally I've 
always thought that there should be a better way to clone any system 
after it is built, at least as far as the installed packages goes so 
that anyone who was satisfied with a setup he had build could publish 
the configuration in a way that someone else who needed to do the same 
job might, instead of wading through hundreds of pages of howto's that 
don't exactly apply to the versions now available, just click a link, 
read the description, and agree to have exactly the same setup installed 
from the same packages from the same repositories as the known-working 
version.  Then instead of a million specialty distributions, you just 
need repositories where all the parts are available.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com