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sluge 02-27-2013 10:46 PM

Number of packages and H/W platform
 
Hello!
I always install the same set of packages to all H/W platforms that supported by RedHat. For example, developer configuration. Is nu,ber of packages will be fiffer from one platform to another? Example of platforms are: HP DL 380 G6, HP DL 380 G8, vmware VM, KVM-based VM, HP BL 460 and HP BL 660, etc

chrism01 02-28-2013 02:58 AM

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Is nu,ber of packages will be fiffer
I realise English may not be your first language, but I'm afraid I can't understand this bit.

I'm guessing 'nu,ber' is 'number' but I've no idea what 'fiffer' is??

sluge 03-01-2013 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by chrism01 (Post 4901458)
I realise English may not be your first language, but I'm afraid I can't understand this bit.

I'm guessing 'nu,ber' is 'number' but I've no idea what 'fiffer' is??

Sorry, the questin is:
Is number of packages will be differ from one platform to another?

chrism01 03-01-2013 05:38 AM

Ok, so this
Quote:

. Is nu,ber of packages will be fiffer from one platform to another?
becomes
"Will the number of packages differ from one platform to another?"

Answer: probably a bit, due to device drivers at minimum.
You could try using the /root/anaconda-ks.cfg file that is created during a normal (manual) install to try to get an equivalent install, at least on HW. VM installs are a different kettle of fish and you might want to ask separately on the Virtualisation Forum, or ask the Mods (via the Report button) to move this qn there.

sundialsvcs 03-01-2013 11:49 AM

I think that you could create system-specific package distributions, but I also suspect that it might be more "pain in the :eek:" than it's actually worth. There is a lot to be said for burning a CD or a DVD that you can replicate and just drop in to a whole bunch of machines that you're setting up.

(Otherwise, you are sure to have driven all the way across town with "the wrong" DVD in your briefcase.)

sluge 03-01-2013 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrism01 (Post 4902325)
Ok, so this

becomes
"Will the number of packages differ from one platform to another?"

Answer: probably a bit, due to device drivers at minimum.
You could try using the /root/anaconda-ks.cfg file that is created during a normal (manual) install to try to get an equivalent install, at least on HW. VM installs are a different kettle of fish and you might want to ask separately on the Virtualisation Forum, or ask the Mods (via the Report button) to move this qn there.

I don't use anaconda-ks.cfg because this file can contains group of packages but I need to have the clear list of installed packages. I use:

#rpm -qa | sort > pkg_list.txt

I created this file on HP DL 380 G6, HP DL 380 G8, vmware and this file was always the same

---------- Post added 03-02-13 at 12:43 AM ----------

Quote:

Originally Posted by sundialsvcs (Post 4902594)
I think that you could create system-specific package distributions, but I also suspect that it might be more "pain in the :eek:" than it's actually worth. There is a lot to be said for burning a CD or a DVD that you can replicate and just drop in to a whole bunch of machines that you're setting up.

(Otherwise, you are sure to have driven all the way across town with "the wrong" DVD in your briefcase.)

Let's assume that I don't burn my own DVD


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