Feature 14 - official Fedora re-spins

Michał Piotrowski mkkp4x4 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 21:47:15 UTC 2010

2010/6/27 mike cloaked <mike.cloaked at gmail.com>:
> 2010/6/27 Michał Piotrowski <mkkp4x4 at gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>> I wonder if it would be a big problem to create regular (for example,
>> every three months) re-spins of main installation images - cd's and
>> dvd's for i386 and x86_64 (not livecd's).
>> Fedoraunity http://fedoraunity.org/re-spins creates such images, but
>> it's not regular.
> It is possible to create your own using mock/pungi

I tried to build my own installation iso's with revisor but I never
successed (some problems with creating an iso after downloading all
needed packages).

Maybe your way is better. But it still requires a machine with Fedora
and some time to download packages, create ks files and other stuff.
It's a bit to tricky for me - I newer successed with GUI tool - it's
far more complex than kernel building ;). I installed a few systems
from net install iso, but it's PITA when you have only 1Mb/s internet

> - I have been doing
> this for several years now - two big advantages for me are that I can
> remove all the locale stuff for languages I don't need, thus reducing
> the final iso size by quite a margin, and also can add packages that
> are not on the original iso as well as producing an up to date DVD
> install iso that needs minimal yum updates if used soon after building
> it.  I do a rebuild just before installing on my machines - so if it
> will be another month before installing on the next machine then I
> rebuild again just before that. You do need access to a fast mirror
> (or your own mirror) to get the new rpms - but the build process
> itself only takes about half an hour on a moderate capability machine.
> The basic recipe was detailed on this very list in the past year if
> you look back/search the list.
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