Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6419
kickstart upgrade with %packages installs only these
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
If I make a kickstart upgrade, with the kickstart file
containing a %package section, I would like to:
- upgrade all the install packages, regardless of my
- install (or upgrade if already present) the packages
specified in the %packages section.
Instead of this, only the last is made. Old packages that
are installed but not mentioned in %package section do not
get upgraded (even if a newer version exists on the install
I believe this is not the way %packages should be treated.
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.
%packages shouldn't be used w/ kickstart upgrades; it's behavior is
I'm afraid this response is not sufficient for marking the bug 'NOTABUG' !!!
This must be qualified as a documentation bug or a request for enhancement.
I would prefer the second one, because I think this is the way a kickstart
upgrade should work (a new version of RedHat Linux contains upgraded versions
of older packages but it contains also new packages, which I would like to
install. The GUI installer also leave the choice to 'customize the packages'
to install. This should be present also in the kickstart upgrade! Without this,
the kickstart upgrade is somewhat usefulness...).
Thanks for reopening the bug.
Excuse me, but someone marked this bug as 'FIXED'...
Does this mean that the 'request for enhancement' was accepted, implemented
and released (where? Rawhide, next version? I thought that you have special
resolution names for these).
A small comment indicating what have you done it's necessary in order
to understant how did you FIX that.
Ok, so I'm reopening the bug :)
It means that it's working as designed.We've marked this as a feature request for future releases.