Bug 474384 - pykickstart does not support creating %include
pykickstart does not support creating %include
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pykickstart (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-03 11:06 EST by James Laska
Modified: 2013-09-02 02:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 06:53:33 EDT
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Description James Laska 2008-12-03 11:06:08 EST
Description of problem:

SNAKE uses pykickstart to allow for kickstart templating and uses pykickstarts ability to version (RHEL3, RHEL4, RHEL5, devel) a kickstart object.

There is support for creating and adding %pre, %post, and %traceback scripts, but no support exists for creating %include statements.  This is needed for kickstart scenarios that need knowledge of the hardware being installed on (common for partitioning and %packages)

The use case in question is trying to validate the ignoredisk stmt and --drives= parameter to clearpart.  In order to test this, a %pre must be used which relies on list-harddrives.  A snippet of my snake template is below...

from pykickstart.parser import Script
from pykickstart.constants import KS_SCRIPT_POST, KS_SCRIPT_PRE

# import snake base kickstart object
from installdefaults import InstallKs


script = '''
list-harddrives | while read LINE
    if [ -z "$first" ]; then

# remove trailing ','

cat <<EOF>/tmp/ks.partinfo
clearpart --drives=$first
ignoredisk --drives=$remaining

ks.scripts.append(Script(script, type=KS_SCRIPT_PRE))

What I want to add is something like the following ...

Option#1 - include command (order matters)

Option#2 - include script (this seems odd)

Option#3 - add **ksmeta to all commands and have includeFile 
ks.autopart(autopart=True, includeFile="/tmp/ks.partinfo")
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-01-20 11:00:19 EST
This should now be supported in pykickstart on commands, scripts, and packages objects.  Passing preceededInclude=<path> to the constructors of any of these objects should get you what you're looking for.

Probably could use better documentation for this, of course.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 06:06:02 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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