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Re: rawhide report: 20060929 changes



On Thu, 2006-10-05 at 11:34 -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Michal Jaegermann <michal harddata com> said:
> > I know, hence the qualification above and just expanding on what was
> > said earlier. :-)  OTOH, personally, I would not mind to see
> > openoffice in extras the tiniest bit but the proposition was not all
> > that serious.
> 
> One problem with Extras is still that there is no good way for a normal
> user to access it without reasonably fast Internet access.  There are no
> ISOs (or any way for a normal user to make such)

90% of what's needed to create a CD with a set of packages from Extras
that can be installed with system-cdinstaller[1] is actually there.  

So, what's needed is (essentially) --
* A comps file.  This could be generated by pulling the Extras comps
file and then trimming it in an automated fashion.  It might even be
fine to just use the whole file and then things which aren't there
automatically "drop out".  Needs someone to test 
* Run repotrack (from yum-utils) to pull the set of packages and their
deps
* Run createrepo appropriately
* Drop an autorun into place
* Run mkisofs

And then voila -- you have your CD of packages for Extras.  Anyone want
to write the script? :)

Jeremy

[1] This is the app that runs if you do the autorun off of a CD.  It
does installs from a single repo and falls back to depsolving with the
base repos if it has to.


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