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Re: include XEN kernel & tools in CentOS 5.1 kickstart?

Michael DeHaan wrote:
Rudi Ahlers wrote:
Pablo Iranzo Gómez wrote:
On Wed, 27 Feb 2008, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
This is a bit above me.

I use SME 7.3  (which is built on CentOS 4.6) as inhouse production
server, and then I have my (soon to colocate) test server, which
currently runs CentOS 5.1 64.
How would I test an rpm on an already running system?

rpm --test

and the proposed  for testing dependencies: rpm --justdb --root
/tmp/tempath/ package1, package2

What I have done till now, is todo a base install, and then create only use the files installed (as per /installation.log) in my new CD. There's
still quite a few programs that I don't need and could probably delete
them from the CentOS folder on the CD, but I still need to figure out
how these file are installed. I saw the repodata/comps.xml file, but
it's LONG, and have a lot of different languages, not some something I
can take on right now. It's almost easier to run something like "yum
remove {package-name} from the kickstart file

    You can put "-package" at %packages

    In order to have a minimal one just test with "%packages --nobase"
and begin adding packages you find missing on the target system (ssh, joe,

    Have a look at the --root trick to check all "really" required
files ;)



Ok, this project didn't work as well as I thought. So, I installed an "empty" system, without any repositories as well. I'm going to take a new approach, and install xen, kernel-xen virt-manager & virsh via yum and then use that to build up my rpm list to work with.

So, which repositories do I need on CentOS 5.1 x64 to install xen?

All of that should be in the base repos for pretty much any relatively recent distro.
Not sure what "without any repositories means".

This isn't CentOS specific but is worth reading: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Fedora8VirtQuickStart


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Thanx, I'll check out the post.

For some reason /etc/yum.conf is empty:

[root gimbli ~]# more /etc/yum.conf

# PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
# in /etc/yum.repos.d


Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers
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