RPMs to make server life easier

Jon Ciesla limb at jcomserv.net
Sun Nov 13 21:06:48 UTC 2011

> Fedora Server Folks,
> I'm not sure this is the correct forum for this but I think my goals match
> the Fedora Server SIG goals fairly well.  I've been a member of the list
> server for a while now but it's not very busy.  Anyway let's get down to
> business.
> My goal is 100% RPM install for applications.  My company is mostly there
> but there are a few issues that are caused by the distribution that's why
> I'm here.
> Internal yum repo.  We use an internal yum repo so that all of our server
> don't have to go out to the internet BUT the fedora-release RPM is causing
> issues.
>     1) /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora*.repo files cannot be removed or better yet
> never installed.
>     2) /etc/yum.repos.d is provided by fedora-release instead of
> filesystem or yum itself.

This sort of customization you'll need to do on your end, with a config
RPM, cfengine, puppet, etc.

> chrony - It looks like I'm going to like chrony better than ntp BUT.
>     1) I'd like a way to specify our internal servers in a /etc/chrony.d/
> like configurations instead of editing /etc/chrony.conf

See above.

> httpd-on, couchdb-on, etc...
>     1) doesn't every body need these too?  Why can't this just be part of
> Fedora?

If you're referring to having these enabled by default, set that in your
kickstart with chkconfig.  If not, please clarify.

> oracle-instantclient11.2-basic
>     1) Can we get the wrapper stuff from spacewalk as part of some
> Fedora-But repo.

Not Free/OSS software, can't be in Fedora.  If you're already running your
own internal-only repo, you can put this there and include in your


> I await your comments. 
> Thanks,
> Mike
> mrdvt92
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