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Re: stateless problems



Hi,

i'm able to get the install of the stateless pkgs to work by intalling
them from the online repository like so

#Package install information
%packages --resolvedeps
%post --interpreter=/bin/bash
echo "[StatelessLinux]" >> /etc/yum.conf
echo "name=Stateless Linux" >> /etc/yum.conf
echo "baseurl=http://people.redhat.com/dmalcolm/stateless"; >>
/etc/yum.conf
echo "gpgcheck=0" >> /etc/yum.conf
rpm --import /usr/share/rhn/*
yum -y install stateless-client
echo "LDAP_SERVER=myldapserver" > /etc/sysconfig/stateless
echo "LDAP_BASE_DN=dc=cms, dc=porchlight, dc=ca" >>
/etc/sysconfig/stateless
echo "LDAP_ADMIN_DN=cn=Manager, dc=cms, dc=porchlight, dc=ca" >>
/etc/sysconfig/stateless
echo "LDAP_ADMIN_PASSWD=myldappasswd" >> /etc/sysconfig/stateless
cd /usr/share/stateless
python stateless-boostrap.py -r /reserve-root -b /reserve-boot

but the system reboots and the sync of the snapshot does not work

when i try to run 

python stateless-boostrap.py -r /reserve-root -b /reserve-boot

from cli i get 

[root store-lan1-100 stateless]# python bootstrap.py -r /reserve-root -b
/reserve-boot
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "bootstrap.py", line 31, in ?
    import gtk
  File
"/usr/src/build/463937-i386/install/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 37, in ?
RuntimeError: could not open display

please excuse my ignorance, but why do we need an X display to rsync a
fs?

thx in advance

Peter Schobel
~

On Wed, 2004-11-17 at 06:02, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Mon, 2004-11-15 at 13:16 -0500, Peter Schobel wrote:
> > i'm having a few problems with setting up stateless linux for the
> > rsync-based cached instantiation model
> > 
> > first of all, i couldn't get the post install script in the kickstart
> > file to work. and i'm not sure why because i could not see any output
> > from that script but i know that when the system would reboot, the
> > stateless-client package would not be installed
> 
> 	What I was doing in the end was:
> 
>   - Rather than using the yum-from-kickstart hack I'd recommend copying
>     that stateless-* and readonly-root RPMs into a rawhide install tree
>     and then doing:
> 
>   $> genhdlist --hdlist /path/to/install/tree/Fedora/base/hdlist --productpath Fedora /path/to/tree
> 
>   - And then using the kickstart file attached.
> 
> 	It'd be great if you could confirm that works and send patches for the
> HOWTO.
> 
> Cheers,
> Mark.



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