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Re: %packages and optional packages?



Why don't you go ahead and share that with the list...I know I would
appreciate it.

Mike B.


On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 15:31 -0600, Dan Trainor wrote:
> Brian Long wrote:
> > We have been using a customized kickstart for years, but with RHEL 4, we
> > plan to use Red Hat's existing kickstart infrastructure and bootstrap
> > yum to add anything extra.
> > 
> > In doing this, I wonder how you can configure kickstart to install
> > optional packages inside a comps group without specifying each package
> > manually.  For example, @ graphical-internet includes evolution-
> > connector as optional.  I want it installed, so does that mean I have to
> > call it out specifically?  Is there a group-by-group way to tell
> > Anaconda to install all packages including optional ones?  Maybe a new
> > syntax like this:
> > 
> > %packages
> > @ graphical-internet --include-optional
> > @ emacs
> > @ gnome-desktop
> > 
> > /Brian/
> 
> brian -
> 
> I kindof did this.  I edited my comps.xml, removing groups that I did
> not want.  I took it one step further, and removed packages from @base
> and @core that I did not want, either.  It works quite well.
> 
> What does this get me?  It gets me the freedom of not specifying a
> single package in %packages, as @base and @core groups are hard-coded
> and are installed by default.
> 
> If you'd like to have a copy of the command list that I used, please let
> me know.  You might even want to create your own groups, which are
> copies of the origional groups, with other packages added and/or subtrated.
> 
> Hope that helps.
> 
> Thanks
> -dant
> 
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