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Old 09-26-2003, 08:31 PM   #1
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rh9 kickstart post install help

Hi I am running RH9 (trying) and booting my servers with kickstart my post install isn't running, I see the progress bar go accross for a few secs, but it doesn't do anything except create an empty log file, my first command. Any thoughts what I am doing wrong - thanks


%post --nochroot

LOGFILE="/tmp/install.log 2>&1"

# add another nameserver
echo "add another nameserver...." >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
echo "nameserver" >> /etc/resolv.conf
echo " server.local server" >> /etc/resolv.conf

# installing java
echo "installing java...." >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
rpm -iv >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1

#configure java
echo "configuring java" >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/j2sdk-1_4_2_01 >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1

# install tomcat
echo "installing tomcat....." >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
cd /home/ >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
ftp -n >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
user anonymous -ks@SMTP100 >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
binary >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
verbose >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
prompt >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
mget tomcat-4.1.27.tar.gz >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
quit >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1

echo "unpacking tomcat....." >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
tar -zxvf tomcat-4.1.27.tar.gz >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1

# config tomcat
echo "startup tomcat....." >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
cd /home/jakarta-tomcat-4.1.27/bin >> /tmp/install.log 2>&1
Old 12-05-2003, 12:45 PM   #2
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Are you sure that you have the right destinations?

In the %post declaration statement you use --nochroot.
Which will mean that during the post installation, the top of the hierarchy will be /, the top of the new installed system will be /mnt/sysimage.

So I suppose if you want a logfile to the installed systems´ tmp it would have the following path: /mnt/sysimage/tmp/logfile


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