Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109778
kickstart adds packages that I didn't select for installation.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
I created a kickstart file from a manual installation. During the
manual installation, I paid close attention to the packages I wanted
installed and the ones that I didn't want installed. For instance, I
did not select Gnome or KDE. During the installation, I noticed that
it installed metacity (a Gnome package). I noted other packages that
were installed when I didn't have them selected, too (SDL, Xaw3d,
cdrdao, eel2, gphoto2, gstreamer*). The kickstart file was modified
to allow for a NFS installation.
On the system that I "built" the kickstart file from, I do the following:
[root@wolfman 1]$ rpm -qa librsvg\*
Nothing there. On the system I installed -from- the kickstart file, I
do that and I get a hit:
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa librsvg\*
I check to see if maybe something needed that:
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -q --whatrequires librsvg2
no package requires librsvg2
I verified that the kickstart file I used to install from didn't have
those packages selected, nor did it have Gnome (the group that should
be selected for metacity to get installed).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform a manual installation
2. Grab the anaconda config file it leaves in /root.
3. Modify for NFS install
4. Perform the installation
5. Compare packages between the two systems.
Actual Results: The packages on the system that I installed manually
were different than the system that I performed the kickstart
Expected Results: These two systems should have the identical set of
Can you attach the kickstart config you used?
Created attachment 95918 [details]
Kickstart file used during installation.
Here's the kickstart file I used during the installation. I grabbed a POS
laptop from work to run the install again, but the display is all messed up.
As soon as I can get a different one, I'll try it again to make sure I'm not
Should be better in newer releases.