Bug 1009283 - [RFE] [plugins] install based on ks template
Summary: [RFE] [plugins] install based on ks template
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf-plugins-core
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Radek Holy
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-09-18 06:35 UTC by Jóhann B. Guðmundsson
Modified: 2015-10-06 02:14 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: dnf-plugins-core-0.0.2-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-01-13 09:43:20 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Jóhann B. Guðmundsson 2013-09-18 06:35:33 UTC
Description of problem:

It would be extremly handy if it was possible for DNF to install based ks file as in something like dnf install foo.ks and it would read and install based on the ks file.

The usecase for this for administrator to re-use existing ks file in their infrastructure and install directly into OS container which then could be started.

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Comment 1 Ales Kozumplik 2013-09-18 07:23:38 UTC
Hello, this is a good idea and we'll keep it in the backlog.

Closely related bug (perhaps to generate the ks): bug 884615.

Comment 2 Jóhann B. Guðmundsson 2013-09-18 09:57:54 UTC
For OS containers the %post sections probably be needed to be wrapped into something like ( if doable/supportable )

# chroot /containers/container01.example.com/ su - root -c ". ~/.bash_profile; <%post command>"

Comment 3 Ales Kozumplik 2013-09-18 10:29:59 UTC
that's up to the containers. DNF will only use the %packages section I think.

We also need to make this accessible from the API so Anaconda might consider switching to it later.

Comment 4 Ales Kozumplik 2013-11-27 14:27:09 UTC
This will have to be a plugin as it's going to depend on kickstart and we don't want that dep in the core.

Comment 5 Ales Kozumplik 2013-12-04 13:20:49 UTC
Radek, please take care of this one (building a plugin that does just that). Ask the #anaconda guys about how to use python-kickstart to parse out what is needed. 

Then in DNF just register a new 'dnf kickstart' Command.

Comment 6 Ales Kozumplik 2013-12-05 10:04:55 UTC
Here's an example of how to register a new command from a plugin:


Documentation is coming. The plugin should use the existing API where at all possible.

Comment 7 Radek Holy 2013-12-20 09:32:24 UTC
The plugin have been implemented. Now it is waiting for the package to be released.

Comment 8 Jóhann B. Guðmundsson 2013-12-20 11:08:24 UTC
Fantastic great work thanks

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