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Re: RPM Installation Ordering



On Wed, 19 Feb 2003 joseph r bezouska accenture com wrote:

> Howdy --
> 
> Anaconda newbie, here -- been studying the docs/source
> (pkgorder, rpmmodule.c, depends.c, etc) to follow the
> process of establishing bootstrap install RPM ordering.
> Having trouble, though, reconciling an observation to
> the code.
> 
> Installing "minimal" 8.0 (largely only Core, Base, Dial-up comps)
> yields this RPM install order on my system (from /root/install.log
> as well as rpm -qa --last):
> 
> 1. glibc-common
> 2. hwdata
> 3. redhat-menus
> 4. setup
> 5. filesystem
> 6. basesystem
>   ..... (so on) ......
> 
> Some docs speak of how basesystem should be the first
> installed, and its dependence (noted in comps file) on
> filesystem and in turn setup seems to make the order of
> 4, 5, and 6 make sense.
> 
> However, looking over comps and basesystem, I'm missing
> why 1, 2, and 3 in particular would install first.


AFAIK you don't need to concern yourself with install order. Unless,
maybe, you want to cut a custom CD with only those packages you need.

I personally like to install from a web server, and use the webserver
logs to discern the order packages are installed.




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