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shubb 09-11-2008 08:49 PM

CentOS kickstart installation with nodefaults
 
I am trying to make a customized installer for CentOS. I have modified the kickstart file to include the package groups that I want. The Fedora documentation says that you can add the --nodefaults option to only install the packages that are mandatory, and not install the defaults package. According to the CentOS documentation, there is not an option for --nodefaults. So is there no way to only get the mandatory packages for the package groups other than editing the comps.xml and changing all the defaults to optional?

If I add the --nodefaults to the kickstart I get an error during installation saying that the package group 'development-libs --nodefaults' cannot be found.

unSpawn 10-11-2008 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by shubb (Post 3277757)
If I add the --nodefaults to the kickstart I get an error during installation saying that the package group 'development-libs --nodefaults' cannot be found.

That kind of confirms what you wrote about CentOS not having "--nodefaults". Luckily you provided the solution as well :-]

shubb 10-13-2008 12:26 PM

That wasn't exactly the "solution" I was looking for. :) I wanted a way to just include the mandatory (and not default) packages in the kickstart file, which apparently CentOS is not able to do. I wonder why they did not allow that option which RedHat does???

unSpawn 10-13-2008 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by shubb (Post 3308799)
That wasn't exactly the "solution" I was looking for.

Yeah, I guessed you would say that :-]


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Originally Posted by shubb (Post 3308799)
I wonder why they did not allow that option which RedHat does???

Because Fedora does not equal Red Hat and CentOS follows Red Hat Enterprise Linux?


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