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Old 01-19-2005, 04:58 AM   #1
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update distribution iso files with updated packages


i'd like to edit original iso's that came with my distribution

(it's mandrake 10.1 powerpack now, if it matters at all, i assume it should be similar for any distro)

i'd just like to replace original distro rpms with the updated/newer ones, modify installation scripts and / or checksums to install new packets and create new isos

any ideas where to start?

just do not write please, it's so easy to use mandake update etc., for mdk 10.0 updates would be just two - three additional cd's plus time needed to add sources and update (and i work on really old pc's)

please think of it with me

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surprisingly u haven't been flamed
Old 01-19-2005, 12:02 PM   #3
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That may not be as unreal as some may think! Haven't tried it yet but it's on my list.

According to the instructions at this site, it doesn't look that hard.
About half way down the page....
You can use rsync to update your 4.2 Beta ISO images. The advantage is that you only have to download the newer files.

1. Rename your old ISOs to match the newer ones.
2. rsync -avP* .
(and yes there is a [space] and period at the end of that line. It means "current directory".)


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