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Re: Are there any scripts to generate an updated Kickstart image?

Charles Curley wrote:
On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 03:35:33PM -0400, Hans Deragon wrote:


When running kickstart using NFS, one has to create a directory where all the RPMs can be found. getfullcomps.py and genhdlist are used to generate the metadata a few data files required for anaconda to install the rpms.

What I am looking for are scripts that replaces old RPMs in such a directory with more recent ones and regenerate the data files. The idea is that after downloading the updates everynight, the kickstart image directory is also updated so that no RPMs needs to be upgraded after an install (well, until the next openssh security advisory comes up. :) )

Writting the scripts is easy, but I just want to know if anything already exist before reinventing the wheel.

To update a collection of RPMs, try AutoUpdate.

  	AutoUpdate is a perl(1) script that can download new rpms from
	given remote sites and then pass them to rpm(8) to upgrade
	your system.  There are five independent modes, download, get,
	update/install, merge, and purge.  The mode will be determined
	by the invocation name and or command line options.

I've used it for RH 8.0 and found it quite useful. I don't know that
it will update any installation/configuration files.

Thanks but I already use apt-get (which you should try btw. Yum and apt-get are more advance than AutoUpdate).

This is not what I am looking for. I do not want the original RPMs to be installed and then upgraded. I want the latest official RPMs to be installed upstart, thus avoiding solutions like AutoUpdate, apt-get and Yum. This is to reduce the time required to install a PC.

Best regards, Hans Deragon -- Consultant en informatique/Software Consultant Deragon Informatique inc. Open source: http://www.deragon.biz http://swtmvcwrapper.sourceforge.net mailto://hans deragon biz http://autopoweroff.sourceforge.net

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