Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186599
Removing mouseconfig in %packages causes error message in %post
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:09 EST
Description of problem:
If you remove mouseconfig in %packages, anaconda will display an error-message
in tty1 (over the ncurses interface) when it tries to run mouseconfig. (eg.
mouseconfig: command not found)
In fact, you can turn this into enhancement request to allow for disabling mouse
altogether in a kickstart file, since the HP remote console (iLo) uses a Java
console, and enabling the mouse will make it even slower.
I tried doing:
But that seems to make kickstart fail in a complete other section.
Which seems to happen a lot when it has some sort of syntax-problem. I haven't
been able to isolate the problem though, with a single kickstart file it happens
on some times and not on others. (I'm doing stress-tests now)
The error always is 'vgcreate failed for ...'
This is on a RHEL3 U7
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Tested with RHEL3 U7
Steps to Reproduce:
Forgot to mention that my hunch is that it is related to clearpart:
clearpart --all --initlabel
Also, it would be nice if there was an option to reboot when there has been a
problem. Something like 'stresstest' which will reboot on kickstart failure
(maybe also enable panic) and maybe even report the failure on the webserver.
(by going to the original kickstart URL with something like:
This way I could leave it running all weekend, come back and see how many times
it was able to install and if there was some sort of repetition in the
behaviour. If you think this would be useful, I can create another enhancement
Created attachment 126786 [details]
Kickstart file causing the problems
We're using this kickstart file with the following commandline:
append initrd=initrd.img text ip=10.233.80.32 netmask=255.255.255.192
gateway=10.233.80.1 hostname=pztvw1 ksdevice=00:11:0A:58:66:BC
You could use a %traceback script in your kickstart file to automatically
reboot, post your traceback log to a web server, etc. These scripts are written
similarly to the %pre/%post scripts. I don't know how long they've been
supported, but I think they've been around for quite a while now.
The mouse keyword is deprecated in kickstart in Rawhide and has no effect.
Could you please test against Rawhide if at all possible and let me know if you
are still seeing problems?