Bug 7495 - Kickstart, crash due to package comp name typos, doco bug
Kickstart, crash due to package comp name typos, doco bug
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-12-01 15:56 EST by nickg
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-02 10:41:55 EST
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Description nickg 1999-12-01 15:56:55 EST

Any typo in the component name in the %packages sections causes  anaconda
to die in line 170 of comps.py (hash miss).

In particular, as documented on page 265 of the reference guide, one should
be able to have

@ Workstation

in the kickstart file.  Comp "Workstation" and "Server" no longer exist in
the RedHat/base/comps file, thus causing a crash.

While we are at it, it would be nice to have a comp "Everything".


Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-12-02 10:41:59 EST
This is a known bug in kickstart that we are hoping to get into the next errata
fix.  As for the "Everything" component, you can hopefully look forward to
seeing that in the next release.
Comment 2 nickg 1999-12-02 12:02:59 EST

thanks for the quick response.  After looking at the python source, component
"Everything" exists but it's not documented.  I just did a

@ Everything

and it works.  You just need to document it!

take care,


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