[Beowulf] where to start building ur own cluster distro
csamuel at vpac.org
Wed Apr 16 20:20:07 PDT 2008
----- "Jon Aquilina" <eagles051387 at gmail.com> wrote:
> ive been thinking bout building an easy to use cluster distro based on
> kubuntu where would the ideal place for me to start. the desktop
> interface the kernel?
As others have said I'd suggest that rather than doing that
you settle on a very basic install of your favourite distro
(bearing in mind that if you want to run a commercial ISV's
application you might hit issues if you don't run something
that looks like RHEL or SLES) and then add a repository on
top of it yourself.
This is a strategy that some of the Scientific Linux
developers discussed on their development list early last
year - the idea was mooted to rebase on CentOS  and
then provide repositories that added the extras and
tweaks that SL does.
In the end they chose to carry on as before for SL5,
but I got the impression that the idea might resurface
for SL6  (though there's been no mention since).
 - http://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0702&L=SCIENTIFIC-LINUX-DEVEL&P=R2041&I=-3
 - http://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0703&L=SCIENTIFIC-LINUX-DEVEL&P=R522&I=-3
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