[Beowulf] [External] RIP CentOS 8 [EXT]

Jonathan Aquilina jaquilina at eagleeyet.net
Thu Dec 10 13:17:27 UTC 2020

I should give LFS a try but I always tend to get stuck somewhere.

I need to figure out how to clone the fedora or centos package repos to at least get myself started I think.


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From: Beowulf <beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org> On Behalf Of Michael Di Domenico
Sent: 10 December 2020 14:13
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Subject: Re: [Beowulf] [External] RIP CentOS 8 [EXT]

On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 8:05 AM Jonathan Aquilina <jaquilina at eagleeyet.net> wrote:
> A fork is something im thinking about doing in all fairness. Hoping to start soon on it. Need to at this point figure out how to clone the repositories and start my own  testing etc.
> Anyone know what the bare minimum you need in terms of packages installed to get going with a core OS and then can slowly build on top of?

honestly, I hope it works out.  i often think about using the LFS project and rolling my entirely own distro.  there's a lot of garbage in all these distros (and software/libraries), i would love to strip
it all out.   the shift in centos mantra has definitely left a vacuum
in the market.

as for pkg counts, i suspect you're number is ~600 or so.  i strip the rhel based hpc image i build at work from the kickstart @Core group with additional subtractions (stupid firmware/etc rpms) and then build up from there with the things i definately need.
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