[Fedora-packaging] Customizing Fedora Installer

Jarod Wilson jwilson at redhat.com
Tue Jun 24 18:41:52 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 24 June 2008 12:30:53 am Amir Franco Joven wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to customize the Fedora installer for my orgs use.
> The idea is we have apps that we want to include in the fedora cd/dvd
> installer,
> we only need it for our own, not for the whole fedora distribution.
> What I've tried so far is pungi, and yes, I was able to produce an updated
> installer.
> the only problem that i have now is i dont know which files to modify to
> add our app in the package selection
> can someone point me to a document that i should read to carry out our
> plan? or is this really possible?

Packages show up in the package selection area based on entries in the comps 
file. The comps file for the installer is created on the fly by pungi, but 
merging together the comps metadata out of all the yum repos used to create 
the spin. I've done some fairly extensive package selection changes myself by 
simply putting the comps file I wanted into a private yum repo w/my custom 
packages. Not sure if its particularly well documented anywhere, but its 
definitely doable. Google around for MythDora (version 5) to see an example 
of a modified F8 installer.

Jarod Wilson
jwilson at redhat.com

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