[CentOS-virt] Package lists for Cloud images

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Wed Oct 3 12:29:20 EDT 2012

hi Guys,

As we get ready to start publishing Cloud Images ( or rather images
consumable in various virt platforms, including public and private
clouds ) - it would be great to have a baseline package manifest worked

What / how many images should we build. At this time we were thinking of
doing :

- CentOS-5 32bit minimal
- CentOS-6 32bit minimal

- CentOS-5 64bit minimal
- CentOS-6 64bit minimal

- CentOS-5 64bit LAMP
- CentOS-6 64bit LAMP

What would be the minimal functional requirements people would expect
from these images ? and what rpms should be installed ? Should root
login be enabled or should we require people to go in via a 'centos'
user. Should the image be self-updating, or should we have a post-login
message that indicates outstanding updates ?

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