[Server-devel] status quo & future directions: system installation (from live-cd) and upgrades (with fai)

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Tue May 8 06:13:31 EDT 2007


On Monday 07 May 2007 23:46, John Watlington wrote:
> We will target Fedora 7 for the school server from the start (well,
> aside from
> the machines we need to ship in the next few days.)

Ok, good.

> > If we go this road, I propose that I'll build a fedora7
> > installation cd and
> > that we use it (and the below described updates with fai) to reinstall
> > xs-test with fedora7 (incl. the server applications, see next mail)
> Please go ahead.

Ok, will do.

> Can you be more specific ?   I can't find a debian package called apt-
> perl.
> If all we need is a specific perl module from CPAN, that is easy to
> pull in.

Sorry, it's libapt-pkg-perl, and just installing an rpm made with alien from 
the debian package works well. But, on a pure rpm system, it's unneeded and I 
want to (properly) fix fai to only use this library if it's needed.

In my fai "softupdate-git-rpm" branch libapt-pkg-perl is not needed.

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