[CentOS-devel] Help with LiveCD for 6.0

Wed May 25 08:22:23 UTC 2011
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 05/25/2011 06:32 AM, Jerry Amundson wrote:
> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 4:05 PM, Gabriel Sfestarof<ronin3510 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 05/24/2011 11:10 PM, Phil Schaffner wrote:
>> Having a script to
>>> use yum to bring in things missing from a default desktop install, as
>>> Les suggests, might be a good touch.
>> I'm not sure it has to be a script. A documented step to be made upon
>> restart by those who used the live cd should be like that:
>> "Due to space/dependencies limitations some packages were forcibly
>> removed to accommodate the live environment/installer.
>> In order to have a seamless experience regardless for all CentOS
>> instalations, live-cd users are advised/required to perform the
>> following step upon first reboot:
>> yum install @<group1>  @<group2>  @<groupX>  &&  yum update"
> Yes, that's safe way around it, I guess. Also, I agree that @group...
> is needed - "yum reinstall ..." will only act on currently installed
> packages, and we want *group* matching, correct?
Well.. it kind of depends on what you want to accomplish:
- Assuming I have installed "something" but without the docs, I expect 
to have the docs/manpages after the reinstall, not to have other 
packages added.
- Assuming I want the rest of the packages from the group[s] which were 
installed but trimmed, then yes, a groupinstall would be better suited

> [...]
>> The exact group of packages to be appended to the above command will be
>> known once the live-dvd packages have been agreed upon.
> Yes, all the more reason for the LiveCD to *complete* the install,
> either right away, or after the reboot. It also becomes virtually the
> same as both the LiveDVD install *and* installs from other sources,
> and that seems pretty nice...
So far each time I wanted a real liveCD experience I used either knoppix 
or Ubuntu. I would be very angry if after install it would start to 
download dozens and dozens of MBs just to add to the stuff already 
existing on the disk. Especially if it would not ask me for permission