Bug 149690

Summary: kickstart.py removes /tmp/ks.cfg.new when %installclass used
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Reporter: David Lehman <dlehman>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Paul Nasrat <pnasrat>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Don't remove /tmp/ks.cfg.new none

Description David Lehman 2005-02-25 10:26:22 UTC
Created attachment 111421 [details]
Don't remove /tmp/ks.cfg.new

Comment 1 David Lehman 2005-02-25 10:26:22 UTC
Description of problem:
When defining a custom installclass in the ks.cfg, the Kickstart method unlinks
the ks.cfg.new long before setInstallData (hence also readKickstart) is called.
This, of course, leads to a traceback when readKickstart tries to open the
long-gone file.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda-9.1.4.1-1.RHEL

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. define a basic subclass of KickstartBase using %installclass in ks.cfg
2. try to use it
3.
  
Actual results:
Traceback - I can get the exact traceback on request, but all you need to do is
look at the code and you'll see it.

Expected results:
No traceback

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Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2005-03-14 16:57:27 UTC
FWIW, I wouldn't recommend counting on this functionality.  It's undocumented
from what I remember and very likely to go away (I know for a fact that it's
never tested :)