Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66761
RFE: some suggestions for ksconfig
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
a few ideas for ksconfig
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.just run ksconfig
1. there is no option to select "autostep", while there is one to
select "interactive" (even though i have no clue what autostep
means -- the description says that it goes to the next screen
for you -- this sounds like a normal ks install.)
2. several fields allow null values in the generated ks file --
for example, the NFS server and directory. another example
is selecting static IP info, which allows null fields for the
rest of that screen. perhaps adding at least minimal field
validation to a lot of the fields?
3. the "clearpart --drives" directive is not supported in
ksconfig, but that may be beyond the scope of ksconfig.
katjz said that autostep should only be used for debugging - hence
I didn't add it to ksconfig. It is like a kickstart install, but
it pauses between screens to show you the values from the ks file.
It is like interactive, except it clicks Next for you after a few
So, we're not going to implement #1.
I just implemented #2 and it should be in 2.3.2-9 when it gets rebuilt in a few
We have supported #3 in the partitioning screen since the first versions of
ksconfig, if my memory serves me correctly. However, I have slightly changed
the wording and widget layout in the most recent builds.
There are radio buttons that give you the following choices:
1) Remove all existing partitions
2) Remove existing Linux partitions
3) Preserve existing partitions
Resolving as Rawhide. Thanks for your report.