Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 110888
anaconda should have a poweroff option
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
Description of problem:
There already is a kickstart 'reboot' option.
It would be very helpful to have a 'poweroff' option as well.
That would allow remote installations on Friday evening and the hosts
would not be on all weekend until somebody switches them off on Monday
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. include a line 'poweroff' in the commands section of the ks.cfg file
Actual Results: kickstart does not understand the poweroff command
Expected Results: the system should shut down after completed
This is really a very simple thing, so I would love to provide a patch.
Unfortuantely, I do not speak Python.
But for anybody who does, it should be fairly easy to implement a
mechanism more or less in parallel to what the 'reboot' option does.
Can't you just make a call to /sbin/poweroff in the %POST section of
the kickstart file?
Good point, but actually it depends on how the %post script is
executed by anaconda.
If anaconda "calls" the %post section and waits for it to finish and
give control back to anaconda, /sbin/poweroff should not be called
If the running anaconda process replaces itself with the %post script
(like perl's exec function), calling /sbin/poweroff from within %post
should be acceptable.
There are now reboot, halt and poweroff commands implemented for