Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213245
Kickstart Post Scripts execute in different sequence each time
Last modified: 2010-10-22 02:43:53 EDT
Description of problem:
The post scripts of a kickstart file do not execute in the same sequence every
time that they are run. For example, when I have 4 post scripts in a single
kickstart profile, if I download the kickstart file several times, I will see
different execution sequences for the post scripts in each file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rhn 4.1.4 on redhat as 3 update 8
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create kickstart profile
2. create multiple kickstart post scripts
3. acccess the kickstart file in whatever manner you wish, and compare the order
of kickstart post scripts.
The post scripts will vary in execution order
The post scripts will execute in the same order every time.
This is certainly a large problem for the installation of software but it is
exacerbated by the fact that the post scripts are limited to only 2000
characters. In version 4.0.6 there wasn't a 2000 character limit. Bug # 204246
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 215711 ***
I don't have access to 215711 has this bug been resolved in later releases of
This bug is present in 4.2.0 I have not tested it yet in 4.2.1 .
1. Created kickstart file
2. Created 3 post scripts in kickstart file
3. Retrieved kickstart file 5 times, had a different order 3 of the times (some
duplication is expected)
With the newer versions of the satellite they at least allow you to have 150K+
characters so you can work around it by having all config done in one post script
added logic to sort kickstart scripts based on db insertion order. ready to move
mass move to onqa
release pending, scripts remain in order as applied.
5.1.1 Satellite is now GA, bugs Closed for Current Release.