Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 98566
please add shred program to install image
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:55:29 EDT
I frequently boot the Red Hat installation CD in order to run the GNU shred
utility on entire hard drives. (Running shred is useless within ext3 and other
However, the GNU shred utility isn't *on* the installation CD image. Normally,
I get around that by copying it off of a floppy created on a running machine,
but that's hard to do on a laptop where either a floppy xor CD-ROM device can be
Since the coreutils RPM is on the installation CD, it's possible to use rpm2cpio
to extract it into /tmp, and then run it.
However, it would be much easier if the shred program were already in the
install image. While space may be an issue, shred is only 35KB; it shouldn't
break the bank.
Fixed in our development tree.
I'll test it out when the next RHL beta comes out.
I've had no problems invoking shred from anaconda, for both FC1 and