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Re: how does one create a new comps.xml file?

On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

Since Shrike was released to the RedHat Network subscribers today will
there be a "comps-9.tar.gz" tar file soon?

I am starting down my road of customization and these "comps" files would 
be very handy right now.

Thanks to RedHat for such fine software.

-Connie Sieh
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

>   i'm basing this on the doc for "Editing comps.xml" at
> http://rhlinux.redhat.com/anaconda/comps.html.
>   if you read the section "Generating the full comps
> file", the first bullet point refers to a tarball called
> "comps-8.0.tar.gz" you can download that *allegedly*
> contains the master version of the comps file.  ok ...
> that tarball contains two relevant files:  
>   comps-milan.xml.in
>   comps-milan.xml
> and running "make" generates the second file from the
> first one.  so i'm assuming that that second file is 
> considered to be the master comps file.  more to the point,
> it does not contain package information, which appears to
> agree with the hint listed that you should "maintain your
> master comps file without this information".  so far, so
> good.  this suggests that, if one needs to start building
> a new comps file, this master version represents a good
> starting point, right?

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