anaconda: --rootPath obsolete. Any workaround?
Daniel J Walsh
dwalsh at redhat.com
Thu Oct 6 13:34:49 UTC 2011
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On 10/05/2011 11:42 PM, Kernel Guardian wrote:
> For a long time I use diskless installations of Fedora/RHEL/CentOS
> with readonly root. Recently, with changes in anaconda, --rootPath
> is no longer supported. I have to many different types of
> installations and initial configuration. Until now i was using
> kickstart files for every type of installation. Installation dozens
> of installations and copying on NFS server is worst case scenario.
> During copying i do not find useful way to keep SELinux contexts.
> So far i was run anaconda from command line with --rootPath
> option, and any installation was have proper contexts. Disabling
> selinux on clients is almost unacceptable, but it is only
> solution. I'm open for any constructive suggestion. Anyhow i have
> more then 100 diskless clients in my environment. They choose on
> PXE boot which type and version of installed OS like to run. On net
> i couldn't find any solution. Is there any way I could preserve
> contexts when copying files? Or anaconda have undocumented option,
> which would be the best solution?
SELinux won't work on NFS in this type of environment, since NFS does
not support extended attributes. Maybe the standards bodies will add
it before i retire. :^(
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