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Old 04-09-2008, 03:12 AM   #1
mamtasahai1
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how to enable package selection in system-config-kickstart in rhel5


Dear all,
I am using RHEL5 and in this package selection opetion is disabled in system-config-kickstart. Is there any option to enable it? if yes please tell me how?

Thanks
 
Old 04-10-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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What you're asking for in contrary to the purpose Kickstart was created. I think there is a way around it though. In the "%packages" section put "@ Base" only. Then in the %post section, add "/usr/sbin/system-config-packages" so the user has the chance to choose the packages they want installed.

Let me know if this works for you - I'd like to know
 
Old 04-13-2008, 02:16 AM   #3
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What you're asking for in contrary to the purpose Kickstart was created. I think there is a way around it though. In the "%packages" section put "@ Base" only. Then in the %post section, add "/usr/sbin/system-config-packages" so the user has the chance to choose the packages they want installed.

Let me know if this works for you - I'd like to know
Actually I wanted to enable package selection option in system-config-kickstart in graphical mode. It is diabled when I create ks.cfg through graphical mode.
 
Old 05-08-2008, 10:51 PM   #4
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this is from RHEL5.1 README:

o Currently, system-config-kickstart does not support package selection
and deselection. When using system-config-kickstart, the Package
Selection option indicates that it is disabled. This is because
system-config-kickstart uses yum to gather group information, but is
unable to configure yum to connect to Red Hat Network.

At present, you need to update package sections in your kickstart
files manually. When using system-config-kickstart to open a kickstart
file, it will preserve all package information in it and write it back
out when you save.

so i guess RHEL5 is the same.

in case you need it, here are the group package listing that you can use
for your %packages section in your kickstart file:

@office
@engineering-and-scientific
@mysql
@admin-tools
@editors
@system-tools
@development-tools
@gnome-software-development
@text-internet
@x-software-development
@virtualization
@legacy-network-server
@dns-server
@gnome-desktop
@dialup
@core
@authoring-and-publishing
@base
@ftp-server
@network-server
@games
@legacy-software-development
@java
@java-development
@legacy-software-support
@smb-server
@base-x
@graphics
@web-server
@ruby
@printing
@kde-software-development
@kde-desktop
@mail-server
@server-cfg
@sound-and-video
@sql-server
@development-libs
@news-server
@graphical-internet

hth.
 
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