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Old 01-31-2010, 01:55 PM   #1
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RHEL5 Kickstart config @ everything (all packages) equivalent


I am looking into Kickstart installations for Red hat 5.

Previously I used RHELWS4 and I would use the "all packages" flag to get around having to specify all the packages.

For example:

@ everything

Would get me everything on the RHELWS4 DVD. From what I can see this option is not present in RHEL5.

Can someone please provide some advice on a way to automatically parse the RHEL5 DVD and generate a list of packages so that I can ensure all the packages are present in the installation?

I imagine I would need to do this for each update of RHEL5 since the package list will evolve over time.



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Old 02-01-2010, 04:54 AM   #2
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RHEL 5.x has groups. Yum command for CentOS is
yum list-groups
. There should be a similar command in up2date.

Installing ALL of the packages is not something I would recommend, but I can think of few reasons you would like to do such a thing.

Simple script:

list=`ls -C -1 -R`
rm for_install.txt
echo $list > for_install.txt
cat for_install.txt | sort > sorted_install_list.txt
cat for_install.txt | cut -d " " -f1 | awk '{print $4 " " $1}' | sort | uniq > sortedlist.txt
cat sortedlist.txt | awk '/^[0-9]/ { print ""; printf $0} !/^[0-9]/ {printf $0} END {print ""}' > yumlist.txt
I haven't had the time to test it so there could be errors, but yumlist.txt should be long paragraph of filenames that can be inserted directly into yum/up2date command (like in the script below).

This is the "rpm-dephelper" program I created yesterday to help me recompile larger number of my(as in "no other repo has compiled them for CentOS/RHEL") src rpm's for x86_64 platform on the new, clean system (so far I used i386). I derived upper code from this baby:


# rpm-dephelper
# Author: Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office a>
# 31.01.2010
list=`ls *src*.rpm`
for i in $list; do
   rpmbuild --rebuild --nobuild -ba $i >& text.txt
   cat text.txt | grep needed >> for_install.txt

cat for_install.txt | sort > sorted_install_list.txt
cat for_install.txt | cut -d " " -f1 | awk '{print $4 " " $1}' | sort | uniq > sortedlist.txt
cat sortedlist.txt | awk '/^[0-9]/ { print ""; printf $0} !/^[0-9]/ {printf $0} END {print ""}' > yumlist.txt
rm text.txt

yum install $(cat yumlist.txt)
And "rpm-rebuilder", to ease actual rebuild of src rpm's and of course to log all rebuilding attempts into log files to track down problems:

# rpm-rebuilder
# Author: Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office a>
# 31.01.2010
list=`ls *src*.rpm`
for i in $list; do
   rpmbuild --rebuild -ba $i 2>&1 | tee $i"_rebuild_log.txt"

Last edited by DrLove73; 02-01-2010 at 05:45 AM.


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