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RE: Can't get files to %include



Hi John,

Adrian is correct in saying that you need to specify anything in the pre section, because it's then that anything can be set.

If you put something into /tmp in the pre section, then before the pre section ends, copy it to /mnt/sysimage/tmp and then once in the post section, it will be in /tmp and available for you use.
Basically, /tmp from the pre section is no longer available in the post section (but it is available in a post section if you specify --nochroot).
What was in /mnt/sysimage/tmp is now in /tmp in the post section

Cheers

Mike



-----Original Message-----
From: John Oliver [mailto:joliver john-oliver net] 
Sent: 19 April 2012 15:05
To: Discussion list about Kickstart
Subject: Re: Can't get files to %include

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:56:50PM +0300, Adrian Cruceru wrote:
> Hi John,
> 
> I think you should do all processing regarding %include in %pre, 
> anything in %post is too late to change %include statements (system is 
> already installed).
> 
> Regards,
> Adrian
> 
> On 04/17/2012 03:49 PM, John Oliver wrote:
> >RHEL 5.4  In %pre, I can %include /mnt/source/isolinux/setup-questions
> >But if I first copy setup-questions to /tmp/ks-files/, I can no longer
> >include it.  Nor do my %include statements in %post for files I copied
> >to /tmp/ks-files/ work.  What's the deal?  How the heck do I get
> >includes to work???

Hi, Adrian.  I'm not sure what you mean by "it's too late"... it's an
include.  I can't include something in %pre that must be done in %post

And that doesn't explain why %include
/mnt/source/isolinux/setup-questions works, but copying setup-questions
to /tmp/ and then %include /tmp/setup-questions does not, even though
/tmp/setup-questions exists, is readable, and contains the exact same
code that works just fine when included from the DVD.

I have several kickstarts, and chunks of code that are common to all of
them.  I want to have those common chunks in one place, so when I need
to make a change, I make it in one place and the change will
automatically be seen by all kickstarts.  Just in case there's a
question of terminology here.


Thanks.

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