Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 513951
Anaconda ignores value of RUNKS variable
Last modified: 2010-03-30 04:01:56 EDT
Description of problem:
When RUNKS=0 is set in cmsconffile, anaconda ignores this value and runs noninteractive installation, but Installation Guide writes:
Where value is defined as 1 if you want to run the installation program in noninteractive (kickstart) mode in the 3270 terminal, or 0 otherwise.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert RUNKS=0 into cmsconffile
2. start installation
Anaconda is running in noninteractive mode
Anaconda is running in interactive mode
The only way how to run installation in interactive mode is to remove RUNKS variable from cmsconffile.
Starting at line 143 in linuxrc.s390, we have this:
if [ -z "$RUNKS" ]; then
echo $"Connect now to $IPADDR and login as user root to start the installation."
echo $"E.g. using: ssh -X root@$IPADDR"
while : ; do
[ $? = 0 ] || break
That if test should read:
if [ -z "$RUNKS" ] || [ "$RUNKS" = "0" ]; then
Or whatever the valid shell syntax is. The new linuxrc.s390 assumes *any*
value in RUNKS means do a non-interactive install. Oops.
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Verified with RHEL5.5-Server-20100117.0 and anaconda-22.214.171.124-1.
David's fix from http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/anaconda.git?p=anaconda.git;a=commitdiff;h=c01cbdfd5348bfc1c405fd5ae364e9db9510bd78;hp=7ee506c82f71eb048a473865579dd7febdadb903 is perfect. It automatically takes care of all the other occurrences of testing $RUNKS in linuxrc.
Just for completeness:
(In reply to comment #3)
> Or whatever the valid shell syntax is. The new linuxrc.s390 assumes *any*
> value in RUNKS means do a non-interactive install. Oops.
Which is exactly what the old linuxrc.s390 did, so no change nor regression introduced here. Only when I heard of the same bug for RHEL6, I realized that the install guide has always also said something different:
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