Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139824
Kickstart lacks the ability to force installation of 32-bit components
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:05 EST
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Description of problem:
During the kickstart file generation, you can specify certain packages
to install on the command line:
Would force install of the ncurses library. The problem is there are
often 32-bit versions of various items supplied by Redhat also, but it
impossible to force installation of these. If you install openoffice,
then it will install a lot of 32-bit dependicies though but that is a
bit of a hack.
What I'd like to suggest, is a format like what YUM uses. So if I do
this in the kickstart file:
The first line install for the current architecture, the 2nd will
force install of the i386 version of the ncurses library. This is
provided & supported by RH, so it isn't install unsupported packages.
Is this possible?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install via kickstart.
2. Try to install 32-bit packages via kickstart.
Internal RFE bug #139918 entered; will be considered for future releases.
Re-assign to anaconda.
Backported on RHEL3 branch for U5
Cool! Are there any documents on this procedure?
The syntax is name.arch in the %packages section (eg, glibc.i386)
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