Description of problem:
When installing RHEL5b1 using kickstart, certain packages like gcc & make will
not install even if specified in the %packages section.
After consulting the rhel5b1 redhat email list, I have tried inserting the "key"
directive in the file file in order to choose the type of install (Client,
Workstation, Server, ...). The key is the same as the registration code (i.e. DW)
When using the "key" directive, the installer gives an error about "key" is not
a valid command.
See email discussion at
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda version 18.104.22.168-9
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Copy RHEL5b1 ISO contents to a shared directory on an nfs server (I didn't
2. run a kickstart install using the attached file which includes the "key"
Using the Key directive produces an error. Not using the key directive excludes
useful packages like gcc and make which cause errors when specified in the
When I specify the gcc and make packages in kickstart, it should install gcc and
Mailing list thread:
When doing a manual install, the key directive is not saved in the
Created attachment 140889 [details]
Sample kickstart file
Support for the key directive wasn't added until post-beta1