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Re: Can kickstart be configured to auto-check for dependancies andinstall them as well?



On 2 Jun 2002, Jeremy Katz wrote:

> On Sat, 2002-06-01 at 12:12, Philip Rowlands wrote:
> > >Is this true? If yes, is there an option in kickstart to do a dependancy
> > >check for all rpms and then auto-install them as well?
> > 
> > If there's a way to access Anaconda's dependency resolution routines in
> > kickstart mode, I've never found it. AFAIK, the %package section
> > defines, with the aid of the comps file, all the packages to be
> > installed, and no more (with "Base" included by default).
> 
> Not entirely true.  In Red Hat Linux 7.3 and later, you can specify
> '%packages --resolvedeps' instead of just %packages and all of the
> dependencies will be resolved and installed.

since the customization guide describes the two options: --resolvedeps and
--ignoredeps, what is the default?   one would think that either resolving
the dependencies or ignoring them pretty much covers the range of 
possibilities, does it not?  so why have two different options to specify
one or the other?  or is there some obscure third possibility that i'm
not seeing?

rday





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