Are there any scripts to generate an updated Kickstart image?
hans at deragon.biz
Wed Oct 8 16:32:55 UTC 2003
Charles Curley wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 03:35:33PM -0400, Hans Deragon wrote:
>> When running kickstart using NFS, one has to create a directory where all
>> the RPMs can be found. getfullcomps.py and genhdlist are used to generate
>>the metadata a few data files required for anaconda to install the rpms.
>> What I am looking for are scripts that replaces old RPMs in such a
>> directory with more recent ones and regenerate the data files. The idea is
>>that after downloading the updates everynight, the kickstart image
>>directory is also updated so that no RPMs needs to be upgraded after an
>>install (well, until the next openssh security advisory comes up. :) )
>> Writting the scripts is easy, but I just want to know if anything already
>>exist before reinventing the wheel.
> To update a collection of RPMs, try AutoUpdate.
> AutoUpdate is a perl(1) script that can download new rpms from
> given remote sites and then pass them to rpm(8) to upgrade
> your system. There are five independent modes, download, get,
> update/install, merge, and purge. The mode will be determined
> by the invocation name and or command line options.
> I've used it for RH 8.0 and found it quite useful. I don't know that
> it will update any installation/configuration files.
Thanks but I already use apt-get (which you should try btw. Yum and apt-get are
more advance than AutoUpdate).
This is not what I am looking for. I do not want the original RPMs to be
installed and then upgraded. I want the latest official RPMs to be installed
upstart, thus avoiding solutions like AutoUpdate, apt-get and Yum. This is to
reduce the time required to install a PC.
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