[CentOS-docs] Edit permissions and CD to DVD procedure

Wed Mar 21 18:13:00 UTC 2007
Phil Schaffner <Philip.R.Schaffner at nasa.gov>

On Wed, 2007-03-21 at 15:44 +0100, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Phil Schaffner wrote:
> > Wiki name PhilSchaffner.  I would like to work on the following pages:
> > 
> > TipsAndTricks/CreatingUpdateMedia - new page
> >         How to create CD/DVD update media and use to update CentOS
> What did you have in mind there?

Something like:

Some users with limited bandwidth may want to use "sneakernet" to update
from removable media such as CD or DVD.  To create such a CD/DVD
(currently about 1.1 GB for i386 implies DVD) containing all the updates
follow this procedure.

For example, for the i386 updates, the top level of the DVD should have
the contents of the updates/i386 directory:  headers  repodata  RPMS

With k3b one can create this DVD quite easily by selecting "New Data DVD
Project", navigating to a previously-downloaded copy (or local mirror)
of the updates for the desired arch, dragging the 3 directories to the
DVD window, and selecting "Burn".

For CentOS4 a CentOS-Media.repo file already exists in /etc/yum.repos.d.
Mount the update DVD and do:

# yum --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=c4-media update

New media can be created when enough updates, or important enough
updates, come out to justify the effort.

> > 
> > HowTos/BuildPackages - new page
> >         How to set up an end-user environment to build RPM packages
> This is already handled in
> <http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/YumAndRPM> - maybe better add to
> that page?

Works for me.

> > HowTos/CreateLocalRepos - new page
> > 	How to create and maintain local repo[s] for your custom packages
> Okay, I thought we had something like that already. We don't. Looks like
> a good idea to me.
> > MigrationGuide - existing page
> >         Add/modify content from C5 testing, Migration/5, and C3 FAQ "How
> >         do I migrate a system from WBEL-3 (White Box Enterprise Linux)
> >         to CentOS 3?"
> Can you talk to smooge about that? I know that he has something similar
> in mind, I just want to keep you from doubling content or effort.

We already had some interchange on the QA-list the page I edited:


Would be glad to coordinate further to avoid any duplication.

> > 
> > FAQ/CentOS4 - existing page
> >         Add FAQ entry on "How do I migrate from an ELx-based distro to
> >         CentOS4" with link to MigrationGuide
> Sure. 
> If we can clarify the above stuff, I'll give you access rights to those
> pages.

Let me know if anything remains unclear.