Bug 430068 - directives cannot be overridden in inherited kickstart
directives cannot be overridden in inherited kickstart
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pykickstart (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-24 06:35 EST by Rahul Sundaram
Modified: 2013-03-13 01:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-31 17:02:22 EDT
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Description Rahul Sundaram 2008-01-24 06:35:18 EST
Description of problem:

While creating live cd's, I inherit a ks file and try to override the repo
option to point to a local mirror which doesn't work. 

Actual results:

It ignores the repo configuration in the main ks file and uses the repo option
in the base inherited ks file

Expected results:

Capability to override any ks directives
Additional info:

I suspect other directives like selinux are not being honored too. It would be
very useful to me, if I had flexibility to override any of the ks directives in
the main ks file after inheriting them for the purpose of creating custom spins
of Fedora and RHEL.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2008-01-24 10:30:30 EST
The repo command is special because it can be given multiple times in a single
kickstart file.  Every time the repo command is seen, another repo object is
constructed and appended to a list.  I bet you've got both the base file's repos
and the second file's repos included.

What does your code look like?
Comment 2 Rahul Sundaram 2008-01-25 03:17:15 EST
Yes. I have repository configurations in both the files. Is there a way to set a
priority to a particular repository? 
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2008-01-28 17:45:45 EST
You can use repo --priority=
Comment 4 Rahul Sundaram 2008-02-22 09:56:47 EST
That works. Thank you. please ensure that this option is well documented. If all
other directives can be overridden, feel free to close this bug. 

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