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Re: clone



Thank for your email.

THis is not what I want. I have a machine installed 6 months ago,
which has then been enriched by a lot of packages. Now I would like to
clone the installation. typically I want to pass from i386 to x86_64 and
from FC10 to FC11 expecting to get a similar machine.

Regards.


Hello,

If I understand correctly, anaconda and kickstart let install a
machine identically to a previous machine installed with anaconda.
If the machine has been upgraded by all sort of packages, then the use
of anaconda is obsolete. Am I correct ? Is there a way to
rebuild a file which could be used on the 2nd machine, either which
anaconda or with yum or something else ?

Anaconda is the installation program used by RH/Fedora for the initial
install.

If you've updated the packages on your source machine, you have a couple
of options:

A) Run "yum update" on the newly built system(s) after the kickstart build
has finished.

B) Download the updated packages to your source/install repository, and
let them be installed by the kickstart build process.  If you look at your
kickstart file, you'll note that there are no versions listed...only
package and/or package group names.  As long as all the appropriate
packages are there to satisfy prereq/dependencies, you should be fine.



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