On 12/30/2011 04:22 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote: > Well, when KB says we will add stuff, obviously he means we will add > items that are GPL or other fully recognized OSS licenses that all us to > obtain sources and properly redistribute the packages. > > If it is things like the upstream supplementary disk items where one > would need some kind of special agreement to distribute, then we can't > do that. Certainly! I what I was describing was the build situation where I need a simple way to build installation ISOs. That's just one situation, and the specific packages being assembled is quite a different problem from the issue of finding a simple ISO creation system that can be automated with profiles. Maybe have different profiles inherit from a master ks or something. Not sure. Anyway... Cobbler actually looks a bit promising, but I've yet to explore it more fully. It loooks like it can be simplified a lot, too -- there are some pretty weird error message conditions in the code that don't play nicely with SELinux and would probably confuse folks. I'm also unsure if it supports building an installer from scratch by just pointing it at a list of packages (which would need to include anaconda, of course). If it could do it from nothing but a list of src.rpms that would be great. I'll probably discover whether it can tonight, and if not what needs to be added. A koji+cobbler that is easy to setup and doesn't require root to run (other than initial setup) or turning selinux off would be ideal. Some managers have problem with things like the installer displaying branding information that isn't *their* local brand. Some customers also get tickled by seeing their own logos and names flash by on the screen. Technically pointless? Yes. I sort of hate all that. *but* it does sell. Actually, if the Linux community understood why pixels and chicken lipstick does sell so well we would be in a very different situation today than we are now.