[CentOS] Announcement Project based on CentOS 4.4

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 15:24:28 UTC 2007

Tronn Wærdahl wrote:

>     Even better for community support would be to package the above programs
>     as rpms if they aren't already available that way and add your
>     configuration script(s).  That way any or all of the parts could be
>     installed into existing machines.
> Yes, but my intention was more like to make a appliance. Install on a 
> clean system, have it installed on a box, and just put a away in a corner

That works until one of the programs has an update.  Then if it hasn't 
been packaged like the rest of the system you'll have to throw your 
appliance away and build a new one.  If it has been packaged, a simple 
"yum update" takes care of things whether its in the centos repository 
or some external one added to the yum configuration.

And if you do happen to want an appliance with exactly this set of 
programs, you can still get it with "yum install your_list_of_programs" 
  or you can package your configuration script with all the others as 

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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