[SM-Discuss] [cauldron] tasks for team
tusker at tusker.org
Thu Jun 19 21:21:26 EDT 2003
While you are playing with netconf, do you think it might be a good idea
to consider ipv6?
Currently the RedHat configuration scripts for this are horrendous, and
don't work too well [adding strange routes etc etc]. Manual
configuration for ipv6 work using iproute2, though having this
integrated with the ipv4 configuration, it would be a god send.
If you want further information, and/or information about ipv6 and how
it all works etc etc, I'd be happy to help get this part of it up and
running (as I'd imagine it would be useful to others to).
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[mailto:sm-discuss-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Casey Harkins
Sent: Friday, 20 June 2003 6:28 AM
To: wandre.l at free.fr
Cc: sm-discuss at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [SM-Discuss] [cauldron] tasks for team
On Thu, 19 Jun 2003 wandre.l at free.fr wrote:
> Apparently caseyh should be able to work by himself (if error, tell us
No problems with that. The network configuration is almost done (see bug
#3531). I will need to discuss with someone on how to get the installer
use this (basically just 'chroot /mnt/root /usr/sbin/netconf' when the
user wants to configure networking, assuming net-tools has already been
installed on the hard drive).
I may tackle ppp configuration next and could even do pppoe if someone
could describe the setup for me and test it.
> <other topic>
> w0rf suggested copying the base system (iso content) to hard drive,
> us from having image.tar.bz2. that would require some on-the-fly
> copying, but i feel this is possible. comments, ideas, thoughts,
I think a better solution would be to include separate binary packages
each spell (taken straight from /var/cache/sorcery on the iso build
machine) needed for the hard drive basesystem. This way, some optional
basesystem components could be excluded for those who don't need them
(minicom,reiserfsprogs,xfsprogs,raidtools,etc). It also lends itself
to building auto-install cd's since extra binary packages could be
included and installed through some configuration script.
Depending on what language and external tools the new installer will
the iso filesystem can probably be trimmed down significantly by using a
statically linked busybox whenever possible. I did a line-by-line
of the current installer a little while ago and found that only bash,
consolechars, dialog, hwclock, loadkeys, mkfs, mkreiserfs, cfdisk, fdisk
and parted were not provided by busybox (actually shutdown was not
included either, but busybox does provide a reboot command).
I guess the ideal situation *is* to have a basesystem on the iso and
everything built directly onto the hard drive without ever installing
binary packages. This could be possible by getting the iso filesystem
accessible from within a chroot /mnt/root and fudging the paths so that
the compiler and libraries on the cd can be found while building.
Just my 1/2 cent...
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