Bug 170331 - [PATCH] loader can't parse kickstart correctly when %pre, %post, or %packages have options/args
[PATCH] loader can't parse kickstart correctly when %pre, %post, or %packages...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 168429
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Reported: 2005-10-10 15:14 EDT by Jay Turner
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:10 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0126
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-03-07 16:29:53 EST
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2006:0126 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE anaconda bug fix update 2006-03-06 00:00:00 EST

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Comment 2 Brandon Zehm 2005-10-12 13:32:37 EDT
Where's the patch?  My %post isn't working and I'm wondering if this bug is
related to what I'm seeing.
Comment 3 Johnray Fuller 2005-11-22 15:39:35 EST
This is the bug:

The part of loader that parses the kickstart for commands will continue parsing
throughout the %pre/%post/%package sections until one of them doesn't have any
options. This is because in ksReadCommands it strips leading and trailing
whitespace but then checks for the *exact* strings, not just initial substrings.

1. Put a python script as a %pre right after the commands section of ks.cfg 
2. make sure you assign to a variable called 'url' in the python script

Actual results:
You get a hung loader

It sounds like you are seeing a different problem.

Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-03-07 16:29:53 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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