FC3 -> FC4 Upgrade? (was Re: reducing distribution CD count)

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Mon Feb 28 21:58:18 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-02-28 at 16:51 -0500, Eric Warnke wrote:
>Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> Yeah, I know.  But firstboot doesn't run for kickstart installs, for
>> one, and kickstart can't use Extras CDs, so you're stuck with doing
>> the post-install stage by hand.  Yuck.
>1) You can configure firstboot to run after kickstarting "firstboot 
>--enable" in your kickstart file.
>2) Do what I do.  Kickstart %post section that installs a rpm with 
>updates fot yum repos as well as new ones.  I import all the necessary 
>keys and do a "yum -y update" and then "yum -y install packagename". 
>This way when the computer reboots you have an up-to-date system.  I use 
>this process to add my own custom repo and I have a rpm for "desktop" 
>systems whose dependancies are the software I want installed.

yum in fc4 should allow:

yum -y shell /path/to/some/file

file would contain:

install foo
remove bar
update baz
groupinstall foo

it works in yum 2.3.0 now, iirc, but it's not as refined as i'd like.


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