[CentOS-devel] CentOS 5 build scripts

Fri May 18 21:09:13 UTC 2007
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Karanbir Singh wrote:

>> version.  Then instead of a million specialty distributions, you just 
>> need repositories where all the parts are available.
> the anaconda docs, basic as they are, are trivial - and the process to 
> recreate the distro tree ( which is not what the question originally 
> was, the op only seems to want to know howto redo the isos ) - is very 
> simple, you need to make 1 call to buildinstall - and that will give you 
> the command line you need to run with.
> Les, I think your email was based more on what you dont know about the 
> installer now, than anything else.

Actually it's based on a glance at www.distrowatch.com and a bit of 
bitterness about having each of the ones I've tested unnecessarily break 
things that work elsewhere.

> And yes, its possible _now_ to have repositories enabled at installtime, 
> so you only really need a very small footprint of a distro really, 
> everything else can come in install-time from various places, including 
> the distro media itself hosting multiple repo's is trivial.

I wouldn't mind a two-step process where you install a tiny base, then 
boot it and give it the list of repositories and packages.  The piece I 
still think is missing is the way to export your current list of 
packages and a community forum to hold the lists, descriptions and 
specialized packages.  Someone who thinks they've built something useful 
should be able to push a button to share it, letting other people 
automatically duplicate it from existing supported packages instead of 
having to roll a new install cd or vmware image each with new support 

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com