Bug 112676 - %packages functionality enhancement request
%packages functionality enhancement request
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
Mike McLean
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Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2003-12-27 13:41 EST by Roy Barnard
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-29 12:54:10 EST
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Description Roy Barnard 2003-12-27 13:41:03 EST
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Description of problem:
Can the %PRE section of a kickstart file define the %PACKAGES section.

The only way I cando this is to replace the /tmp/ks.cfg on the RAM 
drive during the installation

The %include does not work within the %PACKAGES section.

Can %PACKAGES have a --fromfile= option, as this would allow the %PRE 
script to copy/create the required filename.


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

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try putting packages outside of the %PACKAGES section
2.Try using %include within the PACKAGES section
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Actual Results:  Kickstart / Anaconda halts with package errors.


Expected Results:  Wish to be able to change the package selection 
from with the %PRE section

Additional info:

I think this should be a Request for Enhancement but can't seem to 
find the place to do this.

Sorry if I upset anyone.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2005-11-29 12:54:10 EST
Anaconda in Rawhide allows you to use %include in the %packages section, and you
can generate this included file from the %pre.
Comment 2 Roy Barnard 2005-12-07 14:36:20 EST
(In reply to comment #1)
> Anaconda in Rawhide allows you to use %include in the %packages section, and you
> can generate this included file from the %pre.

Does this mean it will be available in FC5 or FC4?
Many thanks.
Roy Barnard
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2005-12-07 14:55:03 EST
FC5

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