Creating a yum repo for installing FC5, prepatched, via the network, is also fairly simple. And makes a lot of sense for anyone supporting a fedora based environment.
Something I probably should have mentioned. If you are attempting to build an updated repo, you need the anaconda-runtime package. To install it:
# yum install anaconda-runtime
One of the things which has always ticked me off is making a clean fedora install, and then having hundreds of megs of patches to download the first time “yum update” is run. However, building a patched install dvd is actually pretty simple.
Directly from the novi website: “novi is a tool for finding the latest-version RPMs in a tree. You can use it to create Kickstart trees or yum repos that contain the updated RPMS. In the case of Kickstart, this means machines come to life with the updates already applied. Using novi for yum repos trims the size of the repodata files, which reduces client download and processing time.”
Basically using one or more directories, or yum repos, novi will return a list of the most up to date rpm files from the source. Excellent for updating your own yum repo, or creating an already patched install cd.
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