On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 2:15 PM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno(a)wolff.to> wrote:
> This is not acceptable for users. In a specific case like just
> scenario, I surely can copy
> everything from the DVD to disk, and then put syslinux there and it's deps and
> run createrepo, this is too much for the general population though.
I was suggesting only using syslinux in the local repo. The DVD repo would
also get used, so you wouldn't need to copy it over as well. Either way you
need to edit the repo definitions in the ks file, so I don;'t think adding
(or modifying) two instead of one is that big of a deal.
Currently that is not the case. I have already tested this and
The repository where syslinux comes from is the one that gets used
regardless of repo --cost definitions, there is a bug filed on Yum for
Also, you mention modifying and creating local repositories, and users shouldn't
be required to know how to create local repositories unless they are wanting
to remix specific out-of-Fedora tree packages.
For the normal user case and for the general population it is not neccessary.
What makes more sense is to move syslinux to the base GA media DVD to
avoid all of this.
> Also the DVD is read-only, I can't just mount the DVD and run
create repo on it.
> I am not personally looking for a workaround to the issue, it is for
> the benefit of
> users who don't know that createrepo even exists but do know what a
> kickstart file is
> and a repository source is in the form of a URL.
It's been a while since we had this discussion. Did you ever request that
Desktop add this to the install DVD? I wouldn't expect it to be an issue
The install DVD is what I am talking about. Never once did I enter into this
discussion about syslinux being on the base DVD in reference to "LIVE" DVD.
This is detracting from the original thread however and I have in fact
talked to pjones
about it, he doesn't see a problem with it at all, but he is also not the person
that decides what goes where.
> I am pretty sure Mads is talking about the user created livecd,
> the official spins.
> Have you actually talked to Kevin and asked him about the current size
> of the LiveCD
> and if doing what Mads is suggesting would be a benefit?
There have been some discussions about desktop's livecd image being oversize.
So far the result has been to wait until syslinux is fixed to not require
perl. If it looks like that won't happen for F14 (I am not sure what the
status is), then we may want to try something else.
I'm trying to find out right now who to talk to about it.