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Bug 46336 - kickstart cannot install perl RPM as an 'individual package'
kickstart cannot install perl RPM as an 'individual package'
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-06-27 18:10 EDT by Linux COE
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-27 18:45:07 EDT
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Description Linux COE 2001-06-27 18:10:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
When using kickstart, in the %packages section, the package 'perl' gets
ignored.  This is usually only a problem when you want a VERY minimal
(such as @Base) and a few other custom RPMs.  Most (all?) RedHat bundles
a perl depency, and perl was part of the 7.0 base package.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a ks.cfg file with no RedHat packages selected.
2. Select the 'individual package' perl e.g:
part swap --size 100 

3. Kickstart the server
@ Base components are all installed, perl is not.  No errors are generated,
and perl
is not mentioned in /tmp/install.log

Actual Results:  perl is not installed

Expected Results:  perl 5.6.0 is installed

Additional info:

We are HEAVY users of kickstart.  We have some ppl developing appliance
type applications that need perl and we expected kickstart/anaconda to
it with the above %package line.   I've added defensive logic to my code
IF it's 7.1 and IF you don't select something that slurps perl in during
resolution time, the first line of %post installs it.  Bites for CDROM
based installs
though (and my profiles must support both CD & Network installs).

Since perl was in @Base for 7.0, it seems anaconda kind of 'expects'  it to
there in 7.1 and drops my selection.  

I tried it with and without @Base in ks.cfg, no joy.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-06-27 18:45:03 EDT
Yes, this problem has been reported before and has been fixed in the latest
internal builds.  Thanks for your report.

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