How to build a ISO DVD of Linux Fedora from source code?
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You don't MAKE an official Fedora distro. You install it from what they've already made. You can, as pointed out, create a custom spin that had all the same packages, but it won't be the OFFICIAL distro. And the first reply gave you links to how to do that.
Linux is not a lump of harddisk filling, it's a collection of interacting pieces of software.
You did'nt really mention what you want to do. Build a MyFedora? If do, make a Spin, as John VV pointed out.
If you want to make a MyLinux type of distro, then Linux from Scratch is the way to go.
Linux is not the result of a "generator" in that you enter some parameters and out comes the CD image. In escence, Linux is a set of software-Lego bricks someone assembled for you. Of course, it is possible to assemble your own bricks...
No one directly answered my question of the compiling tools.
Yes we did. You download the sourcecode, and if needed modify that. It takes some tenacity...and quite some experience in programming in C....but it can be done. Coders all over the world do it.
As for the code (it took me a few minutes of searching...) I think this list could be a starter...
As my understood now, RPMbuild is the ONLY tool to compile the packages, which is the ONLY tool can be used by either the official fedora developers or users as me.
Yes it is. The workflow could be something like this: download the desired source code, and modify it. Then compile (the usual steps) and turn it into an installable package: an RPM. Then, you can distribute this as a package. You could modify the entire thing this way.