Simplifying RedHat Enterprise testing

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Today packaging some stuff up for a client who runs RedHat Enterprise Linux 3.0
Encountered the problem that although RedHat is built up of lots of packages, its virtually impossibile to determine what they are - there's no simple list of packages per distribution version. Although there's a long list of shiny features ... it makes it look like they magically produce features without any underlying software :-)
Ended up deciding to do a VMWare install of White Box Linux 3.0 which is a repackaged RHEL. But rather than downloading all three CDs on my slow and bandwidth-encumbered ADSL line in South Africa, I found I could just download the first, download the other two remotely and mount them over shfs - thus reducing my network traffic to a minumum. Beautiful...
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