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Creating a Build Specification

Before building a bootable CD, it is important to develop a build specification for the CD.

  • A build specification contains all the packages, configurations, and files necessary to build an installation of the Solaris OE. Drivers and finish scripts used by the Solaris Security Toolkit software assist in deploying the build specification.

  • NOTE

    This article deals with the Solaris 8 OE distribution only. You can use the technologies and processes described here for other distributions of Solaris OE. In this article, only the required packages (SUNWCreq) for a Solaris 8 OE distribution are used. It is possible that disk space for CD-R formatted disks could be an issue if you add optional packages or software to a CD. Therefore, we address only the required packages.

  • Document the build specification.

  • Establish policies within your organization. Make the policy available to all groups that require access and information to the build specification. Include as part of the policy a process for maintaining version control of the CD. Every modification to a distribution needs to be transferred onto the CD.

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