[RULE] Installing Fedora FC2 with Slinky

Franz Zahaurek fzk at fzk.at
Tue Sep 14 02:40:48 EEST 2004

"M. Fioretti" <mfioretti> writes:

> On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 13:32:02 PM +0200, Franz Zahaurek  fzk at fzk.at 
> wrote:
>> just finished a first version to install Fedora FC2 with Slinky.
>> See details at http://www.fzk.at/SLINKY/
> Franz,
> I have a laptop in which I can insert floppy *or* cdrom, not both. For
> this reason I will try to use your latest slinky for http or nfs
> install. Yes, I know I'm the first to test it.

Concerning NFS: at least I compiled NFS as modules and put it in
filesystem/lib/modules.  But the inst-method ist fixed to cdrom in
slinky.config.  In your case I would suggest to create a bootable CD.

When I started tests with slinky, I had not got a CDROM for testing
and tried the image-method (distribution-images on harddisk), but
failed.  Then I recognized cdrom was the default inst-method of slinky
an switched to it avoiding unnessecary troubles.

> I have prepared my desktop to be the NFS or http server. Will report
> tonight.
> In the meantime, I wanted to point out that the slinky 0.3.98 tar file
> you uploaded cannot be expanded by normal user, that is, to customize
> it you must work as root, at least partially. Was it intended?

No.  You mean the message: "Could not make node: Operation not
permitted" ?

I remember, that I couldn't extract the slinky_devel.0.3.97.tar either
but didn't think much about it.  I used root and afterwards changed
the owership to my account.  Well, now I see, that was a bad idea at
all because the nodes in .../slinky-0.3.98/filesystem/dev are gateways
to the hardware and should only be owned by root.  That's one point to
be corrected.  And the archive itself should be named
slinky-devel-0.3.97.tar. to be consistent.

Now I am looking for rpms to be added/removed to/from the package
lists.  Some things have new names: e.g. XFree86 is now xorg.  In
order to keep installation short i will also comment out all
devel-packages in the package lists.

At all it was not very difficult to derive the names of FC2-rpms from
the RedHat 9 ones.  But I think good composition of package-lists is
very hard.  I counted 1619 rpms on FC2 CD1-4.  For slinky I have
presently 471 rpms to be installed at a maximum, but there are
duplicates.  This is the distribution to FC2 CDs:

fzk at franz:[2] >grep -v '^--' *packages | wc -l
fzk at franz:[2] >grep -v '^--' *packages.disk2 | wc -l
fzk at franz:[2] >grep -v '^--' *packages.disk3 | wc -l
fzk at franz:[2] >grep -v '^--' *packages.disk4 | wc -l
fzk at franz:[2] >grep -v '^--' *packages* | wc -l

- Franz
Franz Zahaurek                        fzk at fzk.at
Gymnasiumstr. 26/7                    http://www.fzk.at
1180 Wien

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