[Beowulf] [External] RIP CentOS 8 [EXT]
Andrew M.A. Cater
amacater at einval.com
Fri Dec 11 10:52:43 UTC 2020
On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 01:17:27PM +0000, Jonathan Aquilina via Beowulf wrote:
> 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.
Fedora provide a script to clone Fedora - Fedora is _large_.
EPEL is 190G of packages and I use the Fedora quick-fedora-mirror shell
script to mirror it. Requires zsh, rsync and python - from memory.
CentOS is 222G - I use a Debian ftpsync to get that current four times a day.
That includes 7.9, 8.3 (and 8.2 currently, though that should disappear soon)
and CentOS Streams.
[There's a mirror sat next to me on the desk: feel free to ping me if you
want further and better details as above.]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Beowulf <beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org> On Behalf Of Michael Di Domenico
> Sent: 10 December 2020 14:13
> Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
> 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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