[Fedora-packaging] Customizing Fedora Installer

Amir Franco Joven amir.pluglist at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 06:43:17 UTC 2008

Hi Jarod,

Thanks very much for the hints.
Will explore further.

Best regards,


On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 2:41 AM, Jarod Wilson <jwilson at redhat.com> wrote:

> 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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