[et-mgmt-tools] cobbler cheetah kickstart cfg - cant work out control structures (if statements and the like)

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Mon May 7 19:33:17 UTC 2007

Tim Hughes wrote:
> Is it possable to put cheetah 'if' statements and loops into the
> /etc/cobbler/kickstart.cfg files and if so can someone send me an
> example. I am just feeling that i am running into a brickwall
> I have tried something like this
> if $ipaddress
>        network --device eth0 --bootproto static --ip $ipaddress
> --netmask $netmask --gateway $gateway --nameserver $nameservers
> --hostname $hostname
> else
>        network --bootproto=dhcp --device=eth0 --onboot=on
> end if
> but it doesnt work and i dont know where i am going wrong. The cheetah
> docs all appear to have #s before the 'if, else, end if' but i dont
> know how that would work as kickstart uses #  as a comment opperator.

Cheetah processes the # statements prior to them being used by 
kickstart, and they will disappear before
being fed to kickstart.

You do definitely need the "#"...


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