[et-mgmt-tools] %include

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Fri Jul 27 17:49:46 UTC 2007

drew einhorn wrote:
> My kickstarts would be simpler and more readable if I could put stuff 
> that's frequently used in many kickstarts in a separate file and use 
> %include
> Where do I put the files so kickstart can find them when the time comes.
> -- 
> Drew Einhorn
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I've just committed a neat feature to allow easy includes in kickstart 
templates without needing to do the host-on-http-server / wget-in-pre / 
%include trick.

To do this, in a kickstart template, you can now say:


and it will automatically include the contents of 

The interestingness here is that the snippet definition can also contain 
further Cobbler templating variables that are profile and/or system 
specific -- which is something
you can't do in Anaconda without a lot of black magic.

Currently Cobbler includes only one sample snippet as an example, and 
you will see SNIPPET::partition_select in the new default 
kickstarts.     Folks can define as many more as they like by adding 
files to /var/lib/cobbler/snippets/, giving each file a descriptive name.


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