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[et-mgmt-tools] RE: et-mgmt-tools Digest, Vol 8, Issue 36



> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 12:06:58 -0400
> From: Michael DeHaan <mdehaan redhat com>
> Subject: Re: [et-mgmt-tools] Question about cobbler repo add w/ RHN
> To: Fedora/Linux Management Tools <et-mgmt-tools redhat com>
> Message-ID: <462F7CA2 8090007 redhat com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252; format=flowed
> 
> Marc Mondragon wrote:
> >
> > In the wiki it mentions:
> >
> > This is rather experimental, but if you have a provisioning need for
> > fast local installs without hitting an outside server repeatedly (say
> > you have a slow pipe), you can try:
> >
> > cobbler repo-add --name=insertnamehere --mirror=http://rhn-channel-name
> >
> > That's just the channel-name, no server. This only works on RHEL5+ and
> > you'll need entitlements for the channel in question.
> >
> > Is this functional at this time? I've been trying and this is what I
> get:
> >
> 
> 
> > Ø cobbler repo add --name=RHEL5-i386-Server-Base
> > --mirror=http://rhel-i386-server-5
> >
> 
> It should work on RHEL5. However it does look like I've got some bad
> typos in the manpage. I'll correct this.
> 
> Try the following:
> 
> Ø cobbler repo add --mirror=rhn://rhel-i386-server-5
> --name=rhel-i386-server-5
> 
>

Ok this worked now -- should the cobbler reposync cmd download anything?

[Marc Mondragon] 

 
> 
> > Ø cobbler reposync
> >
> > Ø - creating:
> > /var/www/cobbler/repo_mirror/.origin/RHEL5-i386-Server-Base.repo
> >
> > Ø - /usr/bin/reposync
> > --config=/var/www/cobbler/repo_mirror/.origin/RHEL5-i386-Server-
> Base.repo
> > --repoid=RHEL5-i386-Server-Base
> > --download_path=/var/www/cobbler/repo_mirror
> >
> > Ø Traceback (most recent call last):
> >
> > Ø File "/usr/bin/reposync", line 196, in ?
> >
> > Ø main()
> >
> > Ø File "/usr/bin/reposync", line 140, in main
> >
> > Ø my.doRepoSetup()
> >
> > Ø File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 299,
> > in doRepoSetup
> >
> > Ø repo.setup(self.conf.cache)
> >
> > Ø File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 505, in
> > setup
> >
> > Ø raise Errors.RepoError, ('Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for
> > repository: %s' % self)
> >
> > Ø yum.Errors.RepoError: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for
> > repository: RHEL5-i386-Server-Base
> >
> > Ø cobbler reposync failed
> >
> > On another topic, how is the default kickstart file chosen? As shipped
> > the file /etc/cobbler/default.ks is empty and in listed as the default
> > in /var/lib/cobbler/settings. However, when I run "cobbler report" the
> > default kickstart is listed as /etc/cobbler/kickstart_fc6.ks.
> >
> 
> It's picked based on the flavor of the OS and the major/minor version.
> Currently there are only two kickstarts -- the "FC 5" one works for
> things FC 5 and before, and the FC6 one works for things FC6 and after
> -- really the only difference is whether Anaconda supports using yum
> repositories at install time, which is a new feature added for FC6. This
> detection process isn't perfect, so if you would like to make changes,
> you can do that...
> 
> cobbler profile edit --name=name-of-profile
> --kickstart=/path/to/new/kickstart
> 
> Cobbler doesn't require that you use the kickstarts that came with
> Cobbler, though if you look in those kickstarts you can see some
> templated fields (that start with dollar signs) that it will fill in
> automatically. Kickstarts that you write will work better if they
> contain similar fields.
> 

I was just curious about the logic that determines this.  I generally create my own but does the logic exists to use a kickstart file named kickstart_rhel5.ks if it exists in /etc/cobbler.

[Marc Mondragon] 

> > Thanks,
> >
> > Marc Mondragon
> >
> > Fox River Financial Resources/Ritchie Capital Investments, Ltd.
> > 2100 Enterprise Avenue
> > Geneva, IL 60134
> > marcmo foxriver com <mailto:marcmo foxriver com>
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------


Marc Mondragon
 
Fox River Financial Resources/Ritchie Capital Investments, Ltd.
2100 Enterprise Avenue
Geneva, IL  60134
marcmo foxriver com



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