[CentOS-devel] Instructions on rebuilding the CentOS 5 installer?

Tue Nov 25 16:52:12 UTC 2008
Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org>

James Pearson wrote:
> Is this what the CentOS team use to rebuild the installer?


> Having a very quick look at the docs, it appears to be far much more 
> than I need ... for CentOS 4, I use a short script to run genhdlist 
> (twice), pkgorder and buildinstall (pulled from the build.sh.txt above) 
> - is there a similar script for CentOS 5 available somewhere?

There is no script really, since its all yum repo's on the install 
media, its just a case of making sure your repo's are complete, the 
packages dep loop close, and running buildinstall once.

In most cases, I highly recommend you dont even do the buildinstall 
process. just use what is shipped with the centos media, just adapt 
repo's to taste.

Jeroen offered to have revisor do something like this, where it would 
recompose the repo tree's and rebuild install media without rerunning 
buildinstall for CentOS. Not sure if he has had the time to make that 
happen as yet or not.

Karanbir Singh
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