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Re: RPM Installation Ordering



On Thu, 20 Feb 2003 joseph r bezouska accenture com wrote:
> >> 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.
> 
> 
> Thanks -- long term, a custom CD is likely the goal.
> Short term, it's curiousity about what is "sepcial"
> about these 3.
> 
> I mean, clearly they are pretty bascially necessary,
> but what/where specifically mandates these
> before basesystem -- the purported "first" RPM
> to be installed?
> 
> Why these and not, just for sake of example,
> say bdflush?
> 
> Curiousity, really -- perhaps the question itself is
> way off track.

Well, from my webserver logs:
192.168.1.109 - - [06/Nov/2002:13:51:19 +0800] "GET /RedHat/7.2/ks/as.ks
HTTP/1.1" 200 2148
192.168.1.109 - - [06/Nov/2002:13:51:19 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.2/dist/RedHat/base/updates.img HTTP/1.1" 404 328
192.168.1.109 - - [06/Nov/2002:13:51:19 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.2/dist/disc1/RedHat/base/updates.img HTTP/1.1" 404 334
192.168.1.109 - - [06/Nov/2002:13:51:20 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.2/dist/RedHat/base/netstg1.img HTTP/1.1" 200 6938624
192.168.1.109 - - [06/Nov/2002:13:51:30 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.2/dist/RedHat/base/hdlist HTTP/1.0" 200 1721784
192.168.1.109 - - [06/Nov/2002:13:51:30 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.2/dist/RedHat/base/comps HTTP/1.0" 200 20806
192.168.1.109 - - [06/Nov/2002:13:51:49 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.2/dist/RedHat/base/hdlist2 HTTP/1.0" 200 12947140
192.168.1.109 - - [06/Nov/2002:13:52:34 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.2/dist/RedHat/RPMS/glibc-common-2.2.4-13.i386.rpm HTTP/1.0"
200 8955252
192.168.1.109 - - [06/Nov/2002:13:52:47 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.2/dist/RedHat/RPMS/indexhtml-7.2-1.noarch.rpm HTTP/1.0" 200
39620
192.168.1.109 - - [06/Nov/2002:13:52:47 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.2/dist/RedHat/RPMS/mailcap-2.1.6-1.noarch.rpm HTTP/1.0" 200
14750
192.168.1.109 - - [06/Nov/2002:13:52:47 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.2/dist/RedHat/RPMS/redhat-logos-1.1.3-1.noarch.rpm HTTP/1.0"
200 528389
192.168.1.109 - - [06/Nov/2002:13:52:47 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.2/dist/RedHat/RPMS/setup-2.5.7-1.noarch.rpm HTTP/1.0" 200
23940
192.168.1.109 - - [06/Nov/2002:13:52:47 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.2/dist/RedHat/RPMS/filesystem-2.1.6-2.noarch.rpm HTTP/1.0" 200
11955
192.168.1.109 - - [06/Nov/2002:13:52:47 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.2/dist/RedHat/RPMS/basesystem-7.0-2.noarch.rpm HTTP/1.0" 200
2074

7.3, updated:
192.168.1.110 - - [15/Nov/2002:15:04:22 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.3u/ks/server.ks HTTP/1.0" 200 2391
192.168.1.110 - - [15/Nov/2002:15:04:26 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.3u/dist/RedHat/base/updates.img HTTP/1.0" 404 317
192.168.1.110 - - [15/Nov/2002:15:04:26 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.3u/dist/disc1/RedHat/base/updates.img HTTP/1.0" 404 323
192.168.1.110 - - [15/Nov/2002:15:04:33 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.3u/dist/RedHat/base/netstg1.img HTTP/1.0" 200 7426048
192.168.1.110 - - [15/Nov/2002:15:05:16 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.3u/dist/RedHat/base/hdlist HTTP/1.0" 200 2257352
192.168.1.110 - - [15/Nov/2002:15:05:18 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.3u/dist/RedHat/base/comps HTTP/1.0" 200 17738
192.168.1.110 - - [15/Nov/2002:15:13:08 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.3u/dist/RedHat/base/hdlist2 HTTP/1.0" 200 17106732
192.168.1.110 - - [15/Nov/2002:15:15:22 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.3u/dist/RedHat/RPMS/ghostscript-fonts-5.50-3.noarch.rpm
HTTP/1.0" 200 824635
192.168.1.110 - - [15/Nov/2002:15:15:41 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.3u/dist/RedHat/RPMS/glibc-common-2.2.5-37.i386.rpm HTTP/1.0"
200 11187386
192.168.1.110 - - [15/Nov/2002:15:17:02 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.3u/dist/RedHat/RPMS/gnome-audio-1.4.0-1.noarch.rpm HTTP/1.0"
200 745486
192.168.1.110 - - [15/Nov/2002:15:17:07 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.3u/dist/RedHat/RPMS/hwdata-0.14-1.noarch.rpm HTTP/1.0" 200
177121
192.168.1.110 - - [15/Nov/2002:15:17:09 +0800] "GET
/RedHat/7.3u/dist/RedHat/RPMS/indexhtml-7.3-3.noarch.rpm HTTP/1.0" 200
80329

I don't have logs for 8.x that I can see, but your theory looks a little
shot.




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