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Re: What is the fascination with 'spins'



On Tuesday 06 February 2007 11:33, James Hubbard wrote:
> You mean that if I download all of the packages from a mirror I could
> not put together a "spin" without having already installed the version
> that I want?
>
> That doesn't make sense to me.  Could someone explain why? The only
> reason that I can come up with is the release that I'm using can't
> understand the package information.

I'm saying that the compose tool for a given release is designed to work with 
the packages from a given release, like anaconda(-runtime), yum, file system 
creation tools, bootable image creation tools, etc...

For this reason, I'm suggesting the use of mock to create a chroot in which to 
run the compose.  You can still make use of local mirrors to get the packages 
from.

Add to that the fact that certain anaconda-runtime tools need to be ran on the 
arch they are composing, so to compose i386, you need to be on i386 (setarch 
i386 mock -r foo), to compose x86_64, the same.  Ditto ppc, or whatever other 
arch you may want to compose for. 

-- 
Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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