Monthly Archives: March 2011

LCFG build tools

The LCFG support for SL6 is stabilising nicely. I have now added the packages for all LCFG build tools. It all seems to work just fine, at least when using subversion, who still uses CVS anyway?…

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openafs

It turns out that the openafs packages shipped by Scientific Linux have init-scripts which are substantially different from those in the standard packages provided on the openafs.org website. Although it was possible to start the AFS client with the LCFG … Continue reading

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LCFG core packages

We’ve been successfully using the LCFG “core” packages on SL6 for a while now so they have been updated to indicate that they have full support for SL6. This will cause a bit of churn for the other platforms but … Continue reading

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Desktop Packages

The SL6 desktop package lists are now functional on both i386 and x86_64. We will probably need to add some more software as we go along but the basics are all there and it is possible to login to a … Continue reading

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LCFG SL6 installer now working

We’ve been using the LCFG F13 installer, so far, to install LCFG SL6 machines…. but we have now have a working LCFG SL6 installer.

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SL6 desktop

After a small amount of work to create a desktop package list, we now have working (and LCFG installable) SL6 desktops. The package list was built up from the following yum groups :- Desktop (basic-desktop) Desktop Platform (desktop-platform) Desktop Platform … Continue reading

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First Install

With a bit of hackery I have managed to do my first LCFG managed installation of an SL6 machine. I took a copy of the F13 installroot and replaced the passwd and group template files with the ones we need … Continue reading

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inf layer

We use a lightweight instance of LCFG for developing new platforms as we’ve found that the complexity of the full Informatics instance (DICE) both lengthens the development process and makes it more risky. This lightweight instance, called the inf layer, … Continue reading

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Base SL6 package lists

As with Fedora 13, we wish to have a lean base platform which can be added to; we don’t necessarily want desktop apps installed on servers. To save work, we wanted to use one of the SL6 install flavours for … Continue reading

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Package Lists

The pkglist-tools scripts have been updated to add basic support for SL6. Using these tools we now have auto-generated lists for the SL6 kernel, updates and postship. I’ve also added test profiles so we can test the various package list … Continue reading

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