[CentOS] Centos 4.92

Sun Apr 1 22:43:16 UTC 2007
John Summerfield <debian at herakles.homelinux.org>

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-03-25 at 23:33 +0800, John Summerfield wrote:
>>Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>>On Sun, 2007-03-25 at 07:02 -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>>>On Thu, 2007-03-22 at 06:52 +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
>>>>>Karanbir Singh wrote:
>>>>>>John Summerfield wrote:
>>>>>>>I'm looking at the first ISO image (I only have two so far), and I 
>>>>>>>don't see instructions a repo for preparing for a network install.
>>>>>>>It used to be basically copy all the RedHat/Fedora/CentOS directories 
>>>>>>>to a common location.
>>>>>>that should still work, you can even loop mount the dvd iso and just use 
>>>>>I thought that would destroy the repo info?
>>>>>>that behind a http / ftp server
>>>>>I couldn't find a DVD ISO, what I have is six CD-sized ISOs. Smallish 
>>>>>ones at that, doesn't RH/Fedora make them a little bigger?
>>>>They can only be 650 KB
>>>Of course I meant 650 MB :P
>>Don't you have 700 Mb media? These are all okay:
>>-r-xr-xr-x  1 688M Apr 23  2009 linux/Fedora/5/i386/ISO/FC-5-i386-disc4.iso
>>-r-xr-xr-x  1 688M Apr 23  2009 linux/Fedora/5/i386/ISO/FC-5-i386-disc3.iso
>>-rw-r--r--  1 693M May 31  2006 
>>-rw-rw-r--  1 693M Oct  5  2005 
>>-rw-rw-r--  1 693M Aug  8  2006 
>>-rw-r--r--  1 695M Oct 20  2005 
>>-rw-rw-r--  1 695M Oct 25 23:04 
>>-rw-rw-r--  1 697M Oct  5  2005 
>>-rw-r--r--  1 697M Jun  3  2006 
>>-rw-rw-r--  1 698M Oct 25 22:16 
>>-rw-r--r--  1 699M Nov  8 13:55 
>>-rw-rw-r--  1 699M Oct  5  2005 
>>-rw-rw-r--  1 700M Oct  5  2005 
>>-rw-rw-r--  1 700M Aug  6  2006 
>>-rw-r--r--  1 702M May 31  2006 
> I have 700mb media ... BUT ... that is not how RHEL is setup to build.
> That is not the standard (650 MB is), nor are 700mb CDs supported on all
> the ARCHs we do CDs for.

?? Really?
> I imagine we could FORK RHEL and redo a lot of things, but I bet people
> expect us to instead CLONE it instead.

The size hard-coded into Anaconda isn't usually the size RH actually 
builds, see the FC ISO sizes above.

I've not seen RHEL5 CD images, but RH seems fairly inconsistent: beta2 
was around 650, beta1 quite a deal smaller. In both cases, RH has DVD 
images in the same directory.

I don't see how putting the same packages on the same ISOs (which I 
don't think can be what you do since you won't have separate client and 
server sets), or making the images sizes the same is necessary to 
"clone" RHEL. What matters in that respect is that, as far as possible, 
ir works the same and has the same compatibilities with third-party 
software, and works the same on any particular hardware. CentOS has 
never cloned Red Hat's delivery process, and this is part of delivery.



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