Current Respin for F9, or how to build updated F9 live dvd on an F7 system?

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at
Mon Jul 21 13:55:00 UTC 2008

Bruno Wolff III wrote, On 07/19/2008 03:48 PM:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 10:59:57 -0400,
>   Todd Denniston <Todd.Denniston at> wrote:
>> Of course the alternative would include having a USB hard drive with a 
>> mirror of fedora/linux/updates/9/<arch> on it, but that means you still 
>> have to install the old package and then wait while the system figures 
>> out how to update to the new package.
> I believe that when you tell anaconda to use an additional repository it
> doesn't install packages with updates twice. The extra time needed for
> installing base+updates over base should be pretty small.

IIRC the last time I installed F8, which was months ago, and it asked about 
additional repositories, it would not accept "/somepath" or 
"file:///somepath", nor even an nfs server to mount from.

Probably has something to do with Jeremy Katz's _marginally_ founded fear of 
and experience with incomplete repositories on local hard disks[1], but then 
you know about that[2].

Or are you indicating you _have_ gotten anaconda to use an additional 
repository that was on a local hard drive or NFS?


Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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