On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 7:34 AM, Chris St. Pierre <chris.a.st.pierre at gmail.com> wrote: > As I understand it, Anaconda installs from the newest available packages > when doing the initial install. So there's no value to having deltarpm It does not. It installs from your designated installation media. One can *add* update repositories, or third party repositories, in the kickstart or manual configurations. If one wishes to install the updates at kickstart time, it's a common option to do a "yum update" as a '%post" steep. But doing so at system install time means that systems installed at slightly diffeent times may have very different sets of packages, and creates stability issues. Mind you, the bandwidth saved by deltarpm is overwhelmed in most environments by the churning updates and expirations of 'repodata', which are a compelling reason to run a local mirror if possible. And the deltarpm package updates are often much slower than simple RPM installations, in my experience, even after the time for the download is included. > support available early on, since Anaconda won't do updates, it'll just > install from the latest. If this is a feature that's important to you, I'd > suggest installing it in your kickstart, or immediately after install. As > long as it's in place before you run your first 'yum update,' you get the > bandwidth gains. > > There are probably lots of small utilities that would be useful in a minimal > install, but that way lies bloat. I also assume we're tracking upstream's > minimal install, so CentOS is rather limited in what it can add without > diverging too far. All true.