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Re: [Fedora] Re: [Resolved][FC4] Missing documentation?



On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 21:50 -0600, Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:
> >>If you are using NFS, just point it to the directory the ISOs are in.  NFS
> >>installs can use the ISO images instead of an exploded tree.
> >>    
> >>
>     This is where I wasn't sure when I replied to Brian earlier today.  
> I'm of the old school, where we had to explode the tree (copy all the 
> discs into one large folder) and till this day, I still do that.  Call 
> it routine if you will.  There is another reason why I like doing this: 
> it's easier to install missing packages afterwards - they're already 
> exploded and ready to go.  I keep a live tree of both the Fedora install 
> discs as well as the SRPMS discs (and updates) that I can access at any 
> time.

I do this by putting the DVD ISO on a web server (might be the same
server as the NFS server for installs), loopback mounting it and running
"createrepo ." in the directory above where the DVD ISO is mounted. I
then have a local yum repository that I can point my machines at for
quick local installs using "yum install packagename". This uses hardly
any extra disk space over and above that needed for the DVD ISO itself.

Paul.
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Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>


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