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



On Mon, 2002-06-03 at 10:16, rpjday wrote:
> 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?

Prompt and ask the user what they want to do.

Cheers,

Jeremy





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