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Re: CDs from DVD with Pungi almost works



At 10:52 AM -0400 6/5/07, Jesse Keating wrote:
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>On Tuesday 05 June 2007 10:44:26 Tony Nelson wrote:
>> Pungi doesn't just use the comps.xml list of packages and the given repo to
>> make the install images?  It gets some of its content from the running OS?
>> Perhaps what Pungi gets from the running OS could be added to the
>> documentation when that gets written.
>
>Pungi reads a manifest file that is of kickstart syntax to determine what
>to "download".  It then has to run some anaconda tools on what it downloads
>to make them installable.  Those anaconda tools must match the version of
>anaconda that is in the distribution.  So you need Fedora 7 anaconda tools to
>compose Fedora 7, and those tools need other parts of Fedora 7, and so on.  I
>do believe this is documented at
>https://hosted.fedoraproject.org/projects/pungi but maybe not clear enough,
>I'm not a docs writer.
>
>> >> >comps is not used to determine what packages
>> >> >get onto the media.  The manifest file does.  In the case of Fedora 7
>> >> > there is an /etc/pungi/f7-fedora.manifest file shipped, as well as
>> >> >an /etc/pungi/f7-fedora.i386/x86_64/ppc  file that can be slightly
>> >> > modified to make CD isos.  Just uncomment and lower the cdsize
>> >> > variable and increase the discs variable.
>> >>
>> >> Where is this .manifest file shipped?  There are no .manifest files on
>> >> the DVD.
>> >
>> >It's shipped in the Fedora 7 pungi package.
>>
>> And apparantly can't be used by a Pungi that runs on FC6.  Too bad.
>> Perhaps I'll be able to make do with the comps.xml file on the DVD.  (If it
>> won't work, it would help to say how it won't work, because it seems to
>> work.)
>
>The resulting iso set will fail.  You'll have an install environment of Fedora
>7 packages built with Fedora 6 tools that are incompatible.

OK.  I'll give up now.  No F7 CDs from me.

Perhaps someone else will do it with jigdo.
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