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Re: Kickstart questions



We thought about that (in fact I mentioned it before) but it sounds,
well, ugly. At this point I'm willing to try to add the code to
kickstart. I think that though it may not be well used, it could be
handy for at times for people. I don't just mean for people who want to
load "Everything", but also those who might want to not load something
from "Base" or another package group but leave the "comps" file
fundimentally unedited.

Thanks,

			- Matt

liefting nl ibm com wrote:
> 
> And how about just:
> 
> %packages
> @ Everything
> 
> %post
> rpm -e linuxconf
> rpm -e kudzu
> 
> Sure, this will take a little more time, and you need to worry about
> dependencies. But you are a little more flexible this way.
> 
> - Wouter.
> 
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> Wouter Liefting
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> 
> Matt Fahrner <Matt Fahrner coat com> on 21-11-2000 20:02:57
> 
> Please respond to kickstart-list redhat com
> 
> To:   kickstart-list redhat com
> cc:
> Subject:  Re: Kickstart questions
> 
> Actually, that's the change I was asking for - make it so it's not a
> pain, nor does would have to be regenerated. If you could select
> "Everything" and then de-select the few packages you don't want then the
> deselect list would be comparatively static to the huge
> pseudo-Everything list we currently generate.
> 
> The question I have for RedHat is if I were to generate the changes
> necessary to allow deselection of packages in the "%packages" section
> would RedHat be willing to consider adding the code to the permanent
> kickstart implimentation?
> 
>                - Matt
> 
> Hunter Matthews wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 21, 2000 at 09:41:28AM -0500, Matt Fahrner wrote:
> > > This is essentially what we're doing, however it requires a
> regenerating
> > > a package list and remodifying the "comps" file for every OS release.
> > >
> > >                       - Matt
> >
> > Its a pain (we do it here), but I don't see a way out- Red Hat changes
> > the package list, adding, deleteing, splitting, packages every "major"
> > release.
> >
> > (Rightfully so - thats not a dig on RH - they have to.)
> >
> > I do not recall any major heartburn (for me) between 6.1 and 6.2 here.
> >
> > >
> > > liefting nl ibm com wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >Well, it can be a pain and we have to do it each time a new OS
> release
> > > > >comes out. Its definitely ugly. It makes the kickstart file ugly.
> > > >
> > > > Assuming that you are kickstarting from a networked server, why not
> change
> > > > the comps file. Modify @ Base, create an @ Almost Everything, create
> a @
> > > > Local for local packages and so forth. This allows you to customize
> > > > everything. Don't forget to run genhdlist (or whatever that command
> was)
> > > > after changing the comps file.
> > > >
> > > > - Wouter.
> > > >
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