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Re: How long to setup a new system?

 On Jan 29, 2008, at 17:25, Dan Ritter wrote: 

> 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. :) 
> If you want FAI, it's over here: 
> and see packages fai-server, fai-client, fai-doc, etc. 
> The little dpkg trick is quick and clean and good for personal 
> machines. 

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