[CentOS] "core" installs of 5.2 missing crucial packages like yum, selinux-policy-targeted, vim-minimal, etc.

Johnny Tan linuxweb at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 21:32:21 UTC 2008

Filipe Brandenburger wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 15:34, Johnny Tan <linuxweb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I had a 5.0 kickstart server which did "core" installs of CentOS (i.e.:
>> "%packages --nobase").
> IMHO, that's a very bad idea. Unless your diskspace is very very tight
> (in which case you should probably look into DSL or another
> distribution made for that purpose), why would you want to install
> CentOS without the "base" packages?
> All machines that I've seen that have been installed with --nobase are
> crippled. Some programs and mainly scripts just don't work, because
> they need to run some utility that is not installed.
> Consider removing the --nobase and, if there are packages you would
> like to remove from base and you're positive that it's safe to do it,
> use -packagename.

I appreciate the guidance, but all our production machines 
run nobase, and we are fine.

I'm just looking for some ideas as to why 5.2 is not 
installing certain "core" files. It could very well be a 
misconfiguration on our part, but I just wanted to see if 
others have encountered this.


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