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Re: F-10 installs -

--- On Mon, 11/24/08, Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com> wrote:

> From: Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
> Subject: Re: F-10 installs -
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Date: Monday, November 24, 2008, 10:42 PM
> Bob Goodwin wrote:
> > 
> > In the near future I intend to replace Fedora 9 with
> 10.  My bandwidth allotment is limited by the satellite
> provider I use so I have been installing the "Live
> CD" version and adding to that with yum.  I rarely use
> the Gnome desktop beyond the initial install, replacing that
> with XFCE which works best for me.  However it requires a
> lot of initial configuration to create what I want.  That
> can take a week or more to get everything "just
> right."
> > 
> > But then I have a second computer to deal with,
> similar to this one which will also need the same
> configuration.  I can easily transfer files between them but
> it's still a lot of work and takes nearly as much time
> as the first one.  There's also a third ...
> > 
> > It seems I must be doing something wrong?  Can anyone
> suggest the optimum approach?  I ideally I should be able to
> simply copy directories between boxes/users it seems.
> > 
> I lack the ego to call this the optimum approach, but what
> I do with every new RH distro is to change the yum.conf to
> leave the rpms on /var/cache/yum. I have a pair of scripts,
> one mounts the "master" cache copy on /mnt/cache,
> and makes a symbolic link in /var/cache/yum to the saved
> RPMs. Then I do an upgrade. Last, I run the other script
> which copies the newly downloaded RPMs with rsync (using
> --safe-links) back to the master.
> When I do a new install, I use the original 1st install
> DVD, then mount the master and run "yum upgrade"
> to get up to date. The database is pulled off the net so I
> stay current, but no RPM is downloaded more than once.
> This avoids the drawbacks of keeping your own copy of the
> repo, having to get stuff you don't use, and having to
> keep it current. If what I have isn't current  the
> current RPM is access on the network, and I never pull
> something I haven't used on some machine in the group.
> -- Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
>   "We have more to fear from the bungling of the
> incompetent than from
> the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot
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Think I'll stick with F9 for a while!

I've heard 4-5 stories so far.

Best story: run preupgrade F9->F10 and continue yum updates

  "We have far more to fear from the vanity of the arrogant than from the foolishness of the wicked."  - from Me


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