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installing fedora from source

asked 2019-04-14 09:22:52 -0500

anand_ gravatar image

is it possible to install fedora from source compile. These may be typical steps that to pull sandbox from git server, compile with target for iso image and burn the image on pen drive and install. For incremental package installation, source based rpm build can be used. Is this correct? What will be git url and targets or any docs/read available for this?

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answered 2019-04-15 15:13:19 -0500

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updated 2019-04-17 18:30:58 -0500

It is possible, though it would be considerable work.

Consider that the base Fedora system consists of thousands of packages. A virgin install of Fedora 29 has 1,613 packages. A typically configured Fedora system including non-free codecs, a few games, video and photo editing packages, etc. has 2,430 packages.

Obtaining source code for each one of them is not designed to be convenient, though many packages will likely have parallel repositories and building procedures.


I found the master list. There are 28,232 packages in all. At least that makes it easier to find things. With some effort, one could automate retrieval by scraping those pages.

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answered 2019-04-16 21:22:41 -0500

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if I want to do it, what can be starting point? git sandbox, configuring it and as it fails for some packages pulling those repositories is this right? I believe there will be version dependency information within build files.

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See my updated answer.

wallyk gravatar imagewallyk ( 2019-04-17 18:32:20 -0500 )edit

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