Bug 234351

Summary: %include should be able to grab URLs
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Ryan Tilder <ryan>
Component: pykickstartAssignee: Chris Lumens <clumens>
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use urlgrabber.grabber.urlopen() to open %include files
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use urlgrabber.grabber.urlopen() to open all kickstart config files so that %include URLs can happen none

Description Ryan Tilder 2007-03-28 17:14:42 UTC
Description of problem:

%include would be much more useful if I didn't have to rely on only items
accessable via the local file system

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

pykickstart0.43

Simple patch attached to change readKickstart()'s call to open() to use
urlgrabber.grabber.urlopen()

Comment 1 Ryan Tilder 2007-03-28 17:14:42 UTC
Created attachment 151136 [details]
use urlgrabber.grabber.urlopen() to open %include files

Comment 2 Ryan Tilder 2007-03-28 17:32:35 UTC
Created attachment 151138 [details]
use urlgrabber.grabber.urlopen() to open all kickstart config files so that %include URLs can happen

Slightly updated patch.

anaconda-11.1.2.36/kickstart.py doesn't catch IOError when calling
readKickstart(), making for not so pretty exception and exit when a %include
file is missing.  This way the interface can handle it as gracefully as
possible.

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2007-03-30 20:00:08 UTC
This will be in the next build of pykickstart in rawhide, which means that it
will eventually be in the next release of RHEL.  If you'd like this feature
included in an update to RHEL5, please go through your support representative
who will raise the issue through the appropriate channels.  Thanks for the
feature request.

As for handling IOError, I'd prefer anaconda handle that correctly instead of
doing anything in pykickstart, so I've beefed up the error handling there instead.

Comment 4 Levente Farkas 2007-06-21 09:53:19 UTC
is there any other way to vote for this extension? it's simple clear patch and
would be very useful?