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

Thu Aug 1 16:42:09 UTC 2013
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On 08/01/2013 12:15 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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 somewhere everything is out of date.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, you seemed to have missed the part about 'no Internet' in what I 
was talking about (the OP may have other requirements; I just mentioned 
a use case for a physical disc).

I have a number of systems of various flavors with no Internet 
connectivity that need bugfixes anyway.  Not all bugs are 
security-related; security fixes typically aren't as important in an 
offline situation, but a bugfix for a driver for a piece of hardware 
that you're actively using can be quite important.

Thus my reference to WSUSOfflineUpdate.  The 'Offline' in that should be 
self-explanatory.  I've burnt DVD media-based update repos before for 
updating offline CentOS, Fedora, and other boxen, in addition to using 
WSUSOfflineUpdate to load bugfixes onto offline Windows machines.