[CentOS] <ask> What is tools for remastering Centos 6 ?

Thu Aug 1 16:15:28 UTC 2013
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 10:43 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
> Lamar Owen wrote:

>>> ISOs are so 20th Century now anyway.
> <snip>
>> I'm not so sure that ISO's are 'so 20th Century now' though.  But that's
>> a different discussion.  As a reference, see the WSUSOfflineUpdate
>> project for Windows.....
> And with who was it, Sony, in the news the other day, talking about 300G
> DVDs by 2015.... Though we really want the Superman or Trek style
> crystals....

The problem is that by the time you've written a DVD and shipped it
somewhere everything is out of date.  Just install from the Centos
minimal CD, 'yum update', and  then 'yum install _list_of_packages_' .
 Or for your own specific application, add any other required package
to its dependencies in the rpm.   I've been using that approach
recently to upgrade some remote servers from 5.x to 6.x because it is
easier for the remote guys who don't know much linux to get the
network set up to a point where ssh works in a minimal install than to
fix it up after a clonezilla or similar image copy.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com