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Iv'e making live cd's since Fedora8, and now, after a while
for the latest version.
I understand that since fedora 15 the new init system is systemd, so
what's the effect on the building or running process of the new
Is the old KS files still valid?
I would appreciate any info or references.
I've been remixing since Fedora 9 I think... but to answer your question... I
don't think the kickstart stuff has changed all that much as a result of systemd...
but I haven't really compared the nitty-gritty details of a pre-systemd and
I prefer KDE and want it to be the default for my remix so each Fedora release, I install
the spin-kickstarts package that has the .ks files used to build the various official
Fedora spins (/usr/share/spin-kickstarts/*). I take the KDE related .ks files, merge them
together because I prefer one .ks rather than several with includes... and then add in the
additional packages I want to the package listing. I happen to include all of the desktop
environments but the KDE .ks files do the required customizations such that KDM is the
default window manager and KDE is the default desktop environment. Then in a %post
--nochroot section I apply a few customizations of my own.
I don't think I'd want to take a kickstart from several releases ago and try to
update it... I'd rather take a current kickstart and modify it. That way you avoid
getting into some of the environment differences from release to release... but hey, if
you want to try your older kickstart to see if it still works you can. And of course you
can compare it to the new ones to see how they have changed.
About the only things I've noticed is the change from ext3 to ext4... and then the
change in the compression type used which freed up a lot of space... but honestly I
haven't really been paying close enough attention to the various changes because my
methodology has mostly isolated me from them.
Just "grep systemctl /usr/share/spin-kickstarts/*" and you can see some of the
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