[CentOS-devel] CentOS7 minimal install ISO

Mon Jul 14 07:54:32 UTC 2014
Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>

On 13/07/14 21:01, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 07/13/2014 01:24 AM, Trevor Hemsley wrote:
>> On 28/06/14 11:44, Anssi Johansson wrote:
>>> Please note that some install options will automatically pull in some 
>>> extra packages. For example, installing on an encrypted filesystem will 
>>> pull in some packages, and installing on software RAID will pull in some 
>>> another set of packages. Here's a list of packages that I think are one 
>>> way or another affected by this (and their dependencies):
>>> chrony
>>> cryptsetup
>>> cryptsetup-libs
>>> device-mapper-event
>>> device-mapper-event-libs
>>> device-mapper-persistent-data
>>> dosfstools
>>> efibootmgr
>>> grub2
>>> grub2-efi
>>> grubby
>>> libreport-filesystem
>>> lvm2
>>> lvm2-libs
>>> mdadm
>>> mokutil
>>> shim
>>> shim-unsigned
>>> I would suggest making sure these packages get included, otherwise some 
>>> functionality of the installer may break.
>>> anaconda also mentions realmd. I suppose it would get installed if 
>>> anaconda needs to access an Active Directory server during installation. 
>>> That package depends on PackageKit-glib, libarchive, oddjob, 
>>> oddjob-mkhomedir and psmisc. I don't have an AD server here at home, but 
>>> I suppose it'd work like 
>>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_realmd_join_kickstart
>> I did a minimal install under VBox this evening then ran yum install for
>> the 18 packages listed above. 8 of those were already installed so this
>> added 10 to the mix. I didn't include the ones listed as Active
>> Directory. I then ran this in the Packages dir of the DVD1 with just the
>> rpm names in my txt file:
>> $ for f in $(cat /tmp/rpmnames.txt); do ls -la $f-[0-9]*; done >
>> /tmp/rpmnls.txt
>> $ awk '{ n += $5 } END { print n }' /tmp/rpmnls.txt
>> 210154444
>> I've now attached that list to my mail in the format discussed on IRC.
>> If I'm right about 210MB then I don't think space on a CD will be too
>> much of a problem but let's wait and see what it turns out like once
>> it's built ;-)
> We pushed and did some initial testing around a minimal build last night
> on irc. the builds were pushed to
> http://buildlogs.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64
> It does not have the anaconda changes we typically do with the minimal
> install, but otherwise it should be a complete build at 565MB in size.
> please test it, its essential that we get as wide a testing base and
> options / variations as possible.

Well, it crashes for me .. I'll compare the packages list you have used,
as it seems less than the normal @core minimal set, which was supposed
to be the target (well, in fact *more* packages than just @core, as some
deps are needed when using luks/mdadm/btrfs/mdadm, and so on ...)
I'll come back with a list and also reading the whole thread about
packages people were mentioning

Fabian Arrotin
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