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deanlinkous
21st May 2007, 12:48 PM
Is cd1 all I need for a good install?

Anything in fedora (like jigdo in debian) that can use the CD you have and just pull updated packages from the web to roll a new updated ISO?

Thanks!

Oh, and can the CDs be added/used by the package manager to install packages from? I assume it can, just want to be sure.

markkuk
21st May 2007, 12:58 PM
Yes, jigdo can be used in Fedora: http://fedorasolved.org/post-install-solutions/jigdo/

deanlinkous
21st May 2007, 01:42 PM
cool! Thanks for that info...

Now here is a stupid follow up question - where are the official jigdo files?

markkuk
21st May 2007, 01:45 PM
There aren't any official jigdo files, unofficial community-supported files are available from the Fedora Unity project: http://torrent.fedoraunity.org/

deanlinkous
21st May 2007, 01:56 PM
Again, thanks for the info. I must say I am a bit disappointed that jigdo is not used more. Is that jigdo only for the first CD? Doesn't make it very clear IMO.

Now, is it possible to do a minimal install and then use the CD to install packages or must they be downloaded?

Dan
21st May 2007, 02:03 PM
Search the forum for references to installing packages from CDs or DVDs. (setting up as a local repo)

Dan
21st May 2007, 02:05 PM
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=153437&highlight=installing+packages+DVD+yum

deanlinkous
21st May 2007, 02:20 PM
I searched and found that...which led me to http://www.city-fan.org/tips/YumRepoFromImages

It seems the packages on the CD have no repo data with it that can be used so you must first run createrepo to create some usable info. Darn it....

I am about to go running back to debian - fedora is scary and hard!!! ;)

nuaing
22nd May 2007, 06:56 AM
I searched and found that...which led me to http://www.city-fan.org/tips/YumRepoFromImages

It seems the packages on the CD have no repo data with it that can be used so you must first run createrepo to create some usable info. Darn it....

I am about to go running back to debian - fedora is scary and hard!!! ;)
I have been usning Fedora for three years, and..... it's awesome (when I am in my Office which has a broadband 512 kbps connection) it's true Fedora Core (Fedora) is great!

BUT :eek:

it is true I have some dificulties too when i want to have cool Fedora at my home which is NO Internet Connection at all!!! Frankly i love Fedora but I have decided to use UBUNTU at my home. Because I have no internet Connection, and UBUNTU have great good support in my country and they provide Repositories packed in 4 DVDs (isn't it great!!!)

BUT :D
If FEDORA could provide such Repo Image on DVD or CDs like UBUNTU, I Would go back to Fedora fro My Box at home. I am lucky to have broadband connection at my office but I can not download every single repos on fedora site and make my own local repos in my box using create repo. I think installation of extras is easier by using CD/DVD as alternative using yum via internet (Just like good old RH9)...

Is it possible Fedora could provide repos on CD/DVD and have alternative installation extras source on CD (just like Ubuntu or OpenSUSE) ?????

markkuk
22nd May 2007, 09:31 AM
Is it possible Fedora could provide repos on CD/DVD and have alternative installation extras source on CD (just like Ubuntu or OpenSUSE) ?????
Fedora DVD can be used as a repo by editing /etc/yum.conf, and in Fedora 7 there won't be any Core/Extras separation.