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Re: How long to setup a new system?

 On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 04:40:50PM -0500, Jarod Wilson wrote: 
> The equivalent of 'dpkg --get/set-selections' would be 'rpm -qa > 
> packagelist', then 'yum -y install $(cat packagelist)'. But with a 
> kickstart, we can be even craftier, because we can actually get all 
> those bits installed at installation time, rather than after first boot, 
> by simply putting that package listing into a kickstart file. And to 
> preempt any "but you can't install mpplayer that way" madness, yes, you 
> can, because anaconda (and kickstart files) support specifying yum repos 
> on the 'net at installation time that will be used to install bits not 
> right on the isos. Honestly, kickstart is WAAAY more powerful than this 
> little dpkg trick. :) 

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