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RE: redirect Kickstart %post output to serial console/port



It would be convenient if Anaconda in %post would poll for example /tmp/message.
If the md5sum of the message changes then redisply.  This would be a simple way
to allow any to put up status messages as part of post.

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> james oden tekelec com
> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 3:17 PM
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> Subject: RE: redirect Kickstart %post output to serial console/port
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> It would take making your post script be a python script using the -p
> option to %post.
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> The problem is that anaconda still needs to suspend and 
> resume the session,
> as two applications using newt
> to control the same tty is very ugly.
> 
> Cheers...james
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> What would it take to use snack in post for pretty messages?  Can you
> provide an
> example?
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> > [mailto:kickstart-list-admin redhat com] On Behalf Of Jeremy Katz
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> > On Tue, 2003-08-12 at 13:47, james oden tekelec com wrote:
> > > If you wanted to make this safe for newt, you would need to
> > patch the
> > > anaconda to make a call
> > > to newtSuspend(); before calling a %post script, and a call to
> > > newtResume(); after the script returns.
> > > Now those are the c library calls, and probably snack (the
> > python binding
> > > to libnewt) should have these
> > > exposed (though I don't know that).
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> > They're exposed...  screen.suspend() and screen.resume()
> > where screen is
> > a SnackScreen
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> > Jeremy
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