First of all, hi everybody and congrats for the useful forum. I hope i chose the right section to post my problem..
I explain my problem: i've installed for the first time fedora 13 because i wanted to install Xen for my universirty thesis. I founded a beautiful tutorial http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/Fedora13Xen4Tutorial
that works really good on my home pc.
The problem is that now i have to install it on a usb pendrive because i have to run all the f13 xen system on an industrial pc that hasn't an internet connection, so... i got some problems:
i used yumdownloader
to download al the packages asked on the tutorial but it seams it dosn't download all that i need.. it dosn't get all the dependecies, even with --resolve. It seems to be better the flag --downloadonly
of yum but, if i have already installed a package and i do for example
yum reinstall packA --download only
it downloads only packA without resolving the dependancies (unlike yum did the first time i isntalled the package)
There is a way to download all that i needi in one shot?
anyway i think, at the end, that i get all i need but hhere comes the second problem:
the most important problem
is that, once i have dowloaded all the packages i need (with the method in point 1, i hope i've downloaded everything
), i have to install on my F13 on the pendrive but it is sooooo slow!!
So i have thinked to made a custom distribution of my f13 so that, when i isntall it on the usb drive, it has already all the packages installed. To do that i used Revisor.
.. but here comes the problem..
It wants me to chose manually
the packages to include, but i have a lot of packages!! and for 2 times he got errors during processing so i had to rechoose the pacakges manually taking a lot of time!!
Question: there is a way to choose the packages to include in a custom distro like yum do? for example i do
# yum install screen vim wget tcpdump ntp ntpdate man smartmontools ethtool
yum gets himself all that he needs... i wish revisor or another software could do something like that
another example... how i include in the custom f13 all the packages from "yum update" command?
thanks for the help... !