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Old 11-13-2003, 06:47 AM   #1
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Installing multiple pc with the same packages

Is there a way i can use a file witch contains a list of all packages i want to install on my workstations.

I now do the install on every pc and remove and add some packages.

What i want is a way to use a file choose that and so that i do not have to go through the package select steps.

Thanks for your advice

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Old 11-13-2003, 03:39 PM   #2
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Unfortunately No, I do not think this option is available. The difficulty with doing this would be: Suppose the package you specified in your list did not exist in the stock set of packages? In that scenario, what should the installation program do: prompt the user and wait for a response, skip over the package, halt, etc, etc. None of those options are appealing.

You probably would be better off doing either a full install (and removing unneeded packages later) or the custom install. -- J.W.
Old 11-14-2003, 05:46 PM   #3
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There is always a way!

I see you are running RH 7.1. If you do an install with only what you want, no removing them afterwards, there will be a file named anaconda-ks.cfg This is a kickstart file that can be used to replay the installation on other machines! You can of course edit the file if you find you forgot to add/remove something in the first install. Check this out and you will be a happy camper!


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