Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474384
pykickstart does not support creating %include
Last modified: 2013-09-02 02:29:55 EDT
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 ','
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
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.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
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