[CentOS-devel] EL6 and larger than DVD install media

Wed Oct 20 17:03:15 UTC 2010
James A. Peltier <jpeltier at sfu.ca>

----- Original Message -----
| Hi,
| On 10/20/2010 07:34 AM, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
| >> To me, it would be more effective (from a space perspective) to
| >> align
| >> a little more closely with how RHEL distributes and have a 'core'
| >> or> I second that option. Not to mention that I do not even
| >> remember that
| There are two major implications from doing this :
| 1) we change what is the expected tree / behaviour in CentOS-2.1/3/4/5
| -
| in that there is one rolled in product; and people would have come to
| expect that.

Is this such a big deal?  We're moving to CentOS 6.  That's a major change and would but a viable reason to change the tree layout.

| 2) Storage and duplicated rpms across isos's : its not that big a deal
| in that we can most likely work around the need to have a lot more
| storage on each mirror / msync machine; but it is a concern.

multiple iso files does not equal duplicated RPMs that I can see.  The tree would still be unified; no?!?

| The big issue is going to be (1), where it could potentially change
| the
| game for a lot of people. I am not sure if we really want to go down
| that route. There is a hybrid option, in that we have a consolidated
| tree with multiple DVD's for everyone who wants the whole distro;
| while
| we also create some more role-specific iso spins and maybe bring back
| the server isos[1].

If the tree is unified, in that there is no difference between a server tree, an advanced server tree and the "default" tree, I'm fine with hosting a couple additional ISO files for each.  However, I would hate to see a tree that had file1.rpm located in three different locations in the tree.  i.e.

  |- 6
    |     |
    |      -file1.rpm
    |     |
    |      -file1.rpm

James A. Peltier
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Does your OS has a man 8 lart?