[svlug] Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux from the Source RPMS
Joe.Buck at synopsys.COM
Tue Apr 11 14:06:28 PDT 2006
On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 04:31:11PM -0400, Walt Reed wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 11:00:31AM -0700, de Runtz, Lars said:
> > How hard is it to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux from the Source RPMS?
> > I've only installed from ISO images. Is it something that can be done at an installfest?
> Just curious: WHY would you want to install an entire distribution from
In the case of RHEL, maybe because Red Hat releases the source to the
general public, but the binaries only to paying customers, and he does
not wish to pay?
> But to answer your question, there would not be enough time in an
> installfest to do that. Furthermore, there isn't a simple bootstrapping
> process generally available like there is for Gentoo, but this may be
> something you can ask about from the people who do this, like the CentOS
> The bottom line is that the bootstrapping process requires a starting
> point of a binary kernel, compiler, and associated "base" shell and
> development tools. It's a good sized chunk of stuff.
That's exactly what CentOS is: the RHEL sources, bootstrapped to make
binaries, with the Red Hat trademark stuff stripped out. I don't know
if CentOS has documented the process they use or not.
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