[CentOS] 5.0: installing everything

Tue May 1 19:50:58 UTC 2007
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

On 5/1/07, Steve Thompson <smt at vgersoft.com> wrote:
> I realize that the @everything packages option is now gone in CentOS 5.0
> (ix86 and x86_64), but my experiments to date don't show how to
> practically simulate the same effect (and I have a good reason for doing
> so). I want all packages, all languages. If one installs from CD, and
> selects all packages and options, the resulting anaconda-ks.cfg file does
> not have a complete package list.

Since you can now add additional repositories at install time, how do
you define 'everything' install?

> - performing a kickstart install using the package list from the
> full-install-from-CD anaconda-ks.cfg results in a system with only about a
> third of the available packages, missing some notables such as openssl.

That should be pulled in as a dependency to just about everything.

> So, how do I determine the proper full package list to use in the
> %packages section for a kickstart install? Do I have to go grubbing around
> in comps.xml to find the proper package list? TIA,


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