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Re: Reduce "Core" to 1 Binary CD? -- WAS: Request for Packages in Fedora Core 3



Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:

On Tue, 2004-05-25 at 00:36 +1000, Dennis Gilmore wrote:

would be really neat is to specify a location say a nfs share that has the iso images and the package installer i.e yum, apt, or up2date could mount that isos and get the packages off without having to make a package tree


This reminds me of a doubt I have:
  Can one simply mount, say...

/mnt/rec/FC2-i386-isos/FC2-i386-disc1.iso
   /var/ftp/pub/fc2/disc1 auto    defaults,loop=/dev/loop0 0 0

/mnt/rec/FC2-i386-isos/FC2-i386-disc2.iso
   /var/ftp/pub/fc2/disc2 auto    defaults,loop=/dev/loop1 0 0

/mnt/rec/FC2-i386-isos/FC2-i386-disc3.iso
   /var/ftp/pub/fc2/disc3 auto    defaults,loop=/dev/loop2 0 0

/mnt/rec/FC2-i386-isos/FC2-i386-disc4.iso
   /var/ftp/pub/fc2/disc4 auto    defaults,loop=/dev/loop3 0 0

and then point askmethod to ftp://server/pub/fc2/ ?

Is this possible, or something like it?

I don't know if the installer can read the ISOs like that. Here is what I did:
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mkdir /home/mirrors/FC2
mkdir iso
mount FC2-i386-disc1.iso iso -t iso9660 -o loop=/dev/loop3
cp -a iso/* /home/mirrors/FC2
umount iso
mount FC2-i386-disc2.iso iso -t iso9660 -o loop=/dev/loop3
cp -a iso/* /home/mirrors/FC2
umount iso
mount FC2-i386-disc3.iso iso -t iso9660 -o loop=/dev/loop3
cp -a iso/* /home/mirrors/FC2
umount iso
mount FC2-i386-disc4.iso iso -t iso9660 -o loop=/dev/loop3
cp -a iso/* /home/mirrors/FC2
umount iso
rmdir iso
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Note: It will complain about duplicate TRANS.TBL files. It does not matter if you overwrite those on each 'cp' or not.


I have a symlink like this:
ln -s /home/mirrors /var/www/html/mirrors

At install time I use the http protocal, the host name of my server and /mirrors/FC2 as the path. FTP should work similarly.

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