Bug 448501 - Anaconda does not use excludepkgs in kickstart repo command
Summary: Anaconda does not use excludepkgs in kickstart repo command
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Lumens
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-27 09:57 UTC by Jasper Siepkes
Modified: 2009-02-16 20:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-02-16 20:32:16 UTC

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Description Jasper Siepkes 2008-05-27 09:57:07 UTC
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Description of problem:
When you use a kickstart file with additional yum repositories added to it with the repo command (as described in http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Kickstart), the excludepkgs option is not used by anaconda.

The excludepkgs option is also omitted from the /root/anaconda-ks.cfg file after a kickstart install.

It could be that I'm just being daft :-) , but if I look at the anaconda source I can't see any evidence that the repo options "excludepkgs", "includepkgs" and "priority" as specified in http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Kickstart actually exist as valid options.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a kickstart file and add an additional yum repository and specify some packages to be excluded. For example: 
repo --name=Update --baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/updates/9/i386/ --excludepkgs=kernel
2. Perform a kickstart install with anaconda with the kickstart file just created.

Actual Results:
The kernel package from the update repo is used.

Expected Results:
I would expect that the kernel package from the update repo is not used and that the kernel package from another repo is used.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2008-05-28 21:28:58 UTC
Oops, that's because --excludepkgs and --includepkgs was only ever added for
distribution build tools.  The next build of anaconda should support this,
though I have not yet tested it for correctness.  If you have the capability to
test out rawhide, please give it a spin.

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