Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 591470
syslinux should be included on DVD media, which can be used as a repo for livecd-tools/livecd-creator
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:23:25 EDT
Description of problem:
syslinux is not a base package included in the DVD install media which livecd-tools livecd-creator needs, therefore preventing any user to use livecd-creator without configuring an online repository source for an "Everything" tree, to use a source repository.. this is impossible for people who do not have network, and do not have a local mirror of the Everything tree.
Please get syslinux into the main DVD installer tree, rather than in Everything since livecd-creator needs it.
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Steps to Reproduce:
syslinux into the main DVD installer tree, rather than in Everything since livecd-creator needs it.
Apparently RHEL 5 DVD has it on there, so it was moved somehow maybe by accident, or on purpose. In any case can we move it back to the base DVD not the Everything tree.
Is there any sort of comment or concensus I can get as far as this problem is concerned? It seems to use livecd-creator locally, without network and by rsync'ing an Everything tree, I must download 20GB of data, for Fedora 13 i386/i686 for example to use livecd-creator without smashing my computer to pieces.
This all because of the placement and requirement on syslinux, a single package which is something under a 1MB in RPM form.
Testing shows a networked repository took 19 minutes to complete a CD build using livecd-creator, using a local repository took 7 minutes.
This is a huge difference in time and also would reduce the 20GB Evrything tree someone must download to use livecd-creator to 3.3GB which is the size of the DVD media.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Done for F15/F16.