Bug 431996 - anaconda downloads the wrong kickstart file
anaconda downloads the wrong kickstart file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-02-08 05:23 EST by Leopold Aichinger
Modified: 2008-08-06 17:02 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-08-06 17:02:18 EDT
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Description Leopold Aichinger 2008-02-08 05:23:27 EST
Description of problem:
For automatic installation you can use a kickstart-installation, which gets the
kickstart-file from a nfs-server.
The server and the directory where the kickstartfile lives is specified in the
dhcpd.conf of the dhcpd-server, which will support the kickstartinstallations
with an ip-address.
the directive "next-server" defines the nfs-server where do get
the kickstartfile and the directive "filename /opt/data/install/kickstart/"
defines the directory on the dhcp-server, where do pick up the kickstart-file.
Up do Fedora Core 5 if the machine, on which the kickstart installation is
started, got e.g. the ip-address from the dhcpd-server, anaconda
downloaded the kickstartfile "" from the directory
specified in the dhcpd.conf with the directive filename.
But with Fedora 8 anaconda will download the FIRST kickstartfile in that
directory, e.g. the file "", but not the file
"" as it should, because the machine is fixed to the
When I deleted the file from the directory
/opt/data/install/kickstart/, anaconda downloaded the existing file, even the machine got the ip from the

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How reproducible:
In the dhcpd.conf:
The directive "filename" ist followed only by an directory name, no filename is

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
anaconda will download the first kickstartfile from the specified directory, not
the kickstartfile adequate to the ip-address of the installed machine.
so if the first kickstart-file has the name 

Expected results:
Up to Fedora Core 5 (I never tried it with Fedora 6/7) if the installed machine
got the ip-address from the dhcpd-server, anaconda downloaded the
kickstartfile "" from the nfs-server.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Andy Lindeberg 2008-06-04 09:58:51 EDT
Does this problem persist in Fedora 9?

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