Skip to main content

Complementary Repository CD ISO for "Sulphur" i686 LiveCD

I've been wanting to do this, several times since F7 but kept forgetting due to occupied with stuff. I have put together a complementary ISO containing a repository containing some Livna packages, OpenOffice, and a bunch of stuff which I guess might be useful to users. It is generated using the i686 LiveCD as the root for dependency checks, so, its dependency compatible with the official i686 LiveCD. I'm not sure how beneficial this ISO will be. But I guess it can help our users who does not have big bandwidth to grab certain stuff. Also helps for people who want a kindof-complete desktop environment without being online to grab from stuff from the repos.

Here's the torrent
- SulphurComplementary-i386-20080515.iso.torrent.
I'm the only one seeding it, so, seeding help is really appreciated.

"Sulphur" LiveCD Complementary ISO


''What is this CD?''

Nothing much than just a complementary repository for
the Fedora 9 "Sulphur" LiveCD. It contains several
additional packages which complements the LiveCD
packages, which includes stuff from Livna/RPMFusion.
Therefore, this is _NOT_ US Legal safe.

Using it

It was best to use this with system-cdinstall-helper.
However, the replace of Pirut with PackageKit removed
that tool altogether.

Theres several ways to use this:

0) mount this ISO somewhere. eg: /mnt/sulphur-complementary

1) Use yum-tmprepo. (prefered)
- Theres an rpm called yum-tmprepo in the packages folder
- Install it using:

rpm -ivh yum-tmprepo\*

- Use yum with --tmprepo parameter to yum from this CD

yum --tmprepo=/mnt/sulphur-complementary/ install

2) Add as a repository (works with GUI tools)
- create a config in /etc/yum.repos.d/sulphur-complementary.repo
with this content:

name=Sulphur complementary CD

- use as usual like you would with normal repositories

3) Just install everything in one blow

- If you are lazy and want everything:

cd /mnt/sulphur-complementary/packages
rpm -ivh *.rpm

Have Fun ~ (^-^)

If you want to generate something similar like this ISO on your own, here's the trick:

-> Grab a fedora installation
-> copy our its /var/lib/rpm directory
-> put it in a computer which have internet
-> create an temporary dir
-> paste /var/lib/rpm dir to tmpdir/var/lib/rom
-> yumdownloader --installroot=/full/path/to/tmpdir/ --resolve packageA packageB packageC ...
-> createrepo -d .

and u basically get this a dir with a bunch of rpms for a repo. Maybe case some of you might have noticed, I got this trick from Debarashi's OPYUM's prototype. Have been playing with this trick quite some time as I found it useful to help gather new users in the restrictive/bad service network of my university.

P/S: One of the stuff that I wish F10 will have is the revival of the Add-on CD section on Anaconda/Firstboot. So that more of this produced in the future ^-^.

Update: Urgh .. this is what happen when I do stuff on 2AM .. Those who downloaded the torrent before, please redownload the torrent .. I put a wrong tracker URL .. Or, you can also change it yourself to ..
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Consolidated community site infrastructure on Plone

In Inigo, we believe in helping out local FOSS communities and help them grow. We help out in community events where we can, present FOSS talks, and provide some platforms for local communities to grow. One of such platform is our consolidated community site infrastructure on Plone.

The system/infra and its components was originally developed for the Fedora Malaysia website, while keeping in mind to keep it generic enough so that other communities could use the same components for their own community sites. The infra is already at a usable state, and we can add new sites easily with just a few clicks.

Features in this consolidated infra are:
Document/Content management (Plone built-in)Calendar system (powered by solgema.fullcalendar addon)Conference/BarCamp system (powered by collective.conference addon, which was developed for FUDCon Kuala Lumpur 2012)Blog (powered by Products.Scrawl)Simple yet powerful theming engine (powered by Diazo) - Check out Diazo, you'l…

HOWTO: Mirroring Yum repositories using Yum-Utils

As promised before in one of my previous post, a Howto on how to mirror and manage yum repositories using some of the utilities in yum-utils.

The first step is, well, of course, is to get yum-utils from fedora repository
yum install yum-utils

Reposync is a utility for mirroring and synchronizing local copy of a yum/rpmmetadata repository.

This utility is very useful if you wanted to make a yum repository mirror. Before this, I used "wget -R -np -N" but this method is a little bit tedious and it doesnt work with repos that didn't use directory listing. Plus, it also download together additional site stuff that I don't need/want and it doesn't verify checksum of the downloaded packages.

Mirroring a repo using this utility is easy, just execute this command
reposync -r <repoid> -a <arch> -n
and the repo will be mirrored in a folder with the same name of the repoid in the directory you executed the command. Eg: you executed the command in /mnt/storage/mi…

Adding simple popup to Plone frontpage

Here is a little guide for those who want to add a simple popup to the Plone frontpage for some purpose (eg: announcements, advertisements, etc).

Create a basic html file containing the content you want to appear in the popup. Upload it into $PLONE_SITE/portal_skins/custom (as Page Template) and for the sake of this example, name it popup.html

Afterward, create a Javascript file with your Pop-Up loader script. For example , this script:

function popup(mylink, windowname)
if (! window.focus)return true;
var href;
if (typeof(mylink) == 'string')
href=mylink.href;, windowname, 'width=220,height=400,scrollbars=no');
return false;

popup('popup.html', 'My Popup');

Also upload this file into $PLONE_SITE/portal_skins/custom (as Page Template too). For this example, name it as popup.js

Afterward, in $PLONE_SITE/portal_javascripts , add popup.js as a new script into portal_javascripts…