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Re: RH8 Package specification in Kickstart



I would disagree. If you keep a complete repository, preferably updated regularly from updates.redhat.com, you can install servers as well as desktops from it and do local additions or updates of individual packages along the way. It's a lot more useful. Also, I think @Everything installs the entire package list as determined by genhdlist, not the entire repository. You could end up with the install failing for lack of all the packages you removed. I'd suggest you'd be much better off changing the install definition or using an anaconda-ks.cfg from a completed install.

-j


Joseph McDonald wrote:
I'd recommend @Everything and just having a customized
repository. I've kind of done the opposite (added a bunch
of rpm's), but I think that's your best bet. Once you've
removed all the RPM's you don't want instaled from the
media (nfs share, ftp server, http server whatever) modify
this script to suit your needs, and run it:

#!/bin/sh
#
# Run this script to update the hdlists in the updated_release
# directory.
#
# Joey <joem uu net>

export PYTHONPATH=/usr/lib/anaconda
BASE=/home/install/redhat/9/updated_release
cd $BASE

/usr/lib/anaconda-runtime/genhdlist
/usr/lib/anaconda-runtime/pkgorder $BASE i386 > $BASE/pkgorder.txt
/usr/lib/anaconda-runtime/buildinstall --comp dist-9 --pkgorder $BASE/pkgorder.txt --version .01 --release "Custom" $BASE

That should probably work for you. Good luck.

--joey

On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 10:48:22AM -0400, Dave Mackintosh wrote:

Greetings, list

I've had some moderate success with RedHat 7.2, 7.3, and 8.0 doing
basic Kickstarts (ones where the packages are specified as
@Everything).  However we've hit a situation where one customer has
decided he wants every RedHat 8.0 machine to only have a specific
list of packages installed.

I've tried just putting the list of packages in the ks.cfg (ie, no @
groups) but I get the dreaded anaconda python death.

There has been at least one other request of this nature to the list
(http://www.redhat.com/archives/kickstart-list/2003-April/msg00099.html)
but other than a suggestion to change the CD image (do I have to edit
comps.xml if I do this?) I don't see much in the way of answers.

Can anyone give me pointers to where I might find how to proceed?
Is ordering important?

Thanks for your time.

--
/\oo/\
/ /()\ \ David Mackintosh |



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