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Old 02-27-2013, 11:46 PM   #1
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Question Number of packages and H/W platform


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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
 
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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??
 
Old 03-01-2013, 02:41 AM   #3
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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?
 
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Ok, so this
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. 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.
 
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I think that you could create system-specific package distributions, but I also suspect that it might be more "pain in the " 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.)
 
Old 03-02-2013, 12:42 AM   #6
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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 ----------

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I think that you could create system-specific package distributions, but I also suspect that it might be more "pain in the " 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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