Kickstart packages --default parsing query

Amit Saha amitksaha at fedoraproject.org
Wed May 23 01:26:09 UTC 2012


Hello:

I posted this to the Kickstart list [1], but thought of checking it
here in the interest of a faster turnaround time.

I am trying to add a repository to an existing KS file. This is the script [2].

The script is doing its job for KS files which do not have a
'--default' switch added to the %packages section. However, for a KS
file which has a %packages --default section added, the parser does
not read beyond it and hence creates a KS file which do not have any
of the following packages specified in the KS file.

To quickly verify the problem, I have added two KS files (basically
the fedora-install-fedora.ks used to create Fedora installation DVDs)
with one having the --default option, and the other not having it. I
have commented out the actual repo addition code so that the problem
can be reproduced easily.

For example, with the default.ks file:

$python ks_addrepo.py

#version=DEVEL
repo --name="fedora"
--mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch
--excludepkgs="kernel*debug*,kernel-kdump*,syslog-ng*,java-1.5.0-gcj-devel,astronomy-bookmarks,generic*,java-1.5.0-gcj-javadoc,btanks*,GConf2-dbus*,bluez-gnome"
repo --name="fedora-source"
--mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-source-$releasever&arch=$basearch
--excludepkgs="kernel*debug*,kernel-kdump*,syslog-ng*,java-1.5.0-gcj-devel,astronomy-bookmarks,generic*,java-1.5.0-gcj-javadoc,btanks*,GConf2-dbus*,bluez-gnome"
# Installation logging level
logging --level=info


%packages --default

%end

And with the nodefault.ks file:

$python ks_addrepo.py

#version=DEVEL
repo --name="fedora"
--mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch
--excludepkgs="kernel*debug*,kernel-kdump*,syslog-ng*,java-1.5.0-gcj-devel,astronomy-bookmarks,generic*,java-1.5.0-gcj-javadoc,btanks*,GConf2-dbus*,bluez-gnome"
repo --name="fedora-source"
--mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-source-$releasever&arch=$basearch
--excludepkgs="kernel*debug*,kernel-kdump*,syslog-ng*,java-1.5.0-gcj-devel,astronomy-bookmarks,generic*,java-1.5.0-gcj-javadoc,btanks*,GConf2-dbus*,bluez-gnome"
# Installation logging level
logging --level=info


%packages
@afrikaans-support
@albanian-support
@arabic-support
@armenian-support
@assamese-support
@basque-support
@belarusian-support
@bengali-support
@bhutanese-support
@bosnian-support
@brazilian-support
@breton-support
@british-support
@bulgarian-support
@burmese-support

..
..


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/kickstart-list/2012-May/msg00002.html
[2] https://github.com/amitsaha/gsoc2012_fbs/blob/master/scripts/ks_addrepo.py

Have I hit a bug or is it something which is known can be worked around?


Thanks a lot in advance.

Best,
Amit

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http://echorand.me


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