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RE: RHEL3 genhdlist

Hi Casey,

Here is a script that worked for me.  It may have bugs in it since I mostly
did the activities by hand and used the script as a start on documentation.
The only issue I have with this procedure is that it installs too much stuff
and I haven't figured out how to delete rpms and still have the dependencies
correct.  If you happen to figure out how to do that, I'd be interested in
hearing about it.


- Harper

Harper Mann
Groundwork Open Source Solutions
510-599-2075 (cell)

-----Original Message-----
From: kickstart-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:kickstart-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Casey Feskens
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 9:44 AM
To: kickstart-list redhat com
Subject: RHEL3 genhdlist

I've recently been trying to add a couple custom packages
to my RHEL3 install tree for use with kickstart.  I've run
into problems, and have found no clear and definitive
instructions nor documentation about the listed commands so
I'm turning here for help.  I've tried a couple rounds of this.
The first time, I edited comps.xml, and then simply ran:

/usr/lib/anaconda-runtime/genhdlist $rhroot

...ran my kickstart and ended up with a system without
kernel packages.  Found some additional instructions, and ran:

/usr/lib/anaconda-runtime/genhdlist $rhroot
/usr/lib/anaconda-runtime/pkgorder $rhroot i386 > 
/usr/lib/anaconda-runtime/genhdlist --fileorder 
$rhroot/RedHat/base/pkgorder $rhroot

Using pkgorder first was helpful, as I ended up with a booting
system, but it seemed that my RPM database was corrupt or some
such thing, because up2date hung, and rpm commands seemed to
segfault, even rpm --rebuilddb segfaulted.

Going back to the stock redhat base files gave me a working
installation again.  So now I'm stuck.  According to a couple
posts I've read, some people suggest running genhdlist with
--withnumbers for RHEL3.  And another post I saw suggested
running ./buildinstall after genhdlist.

I'm assuming people on this list have gotten this stuff working
under RHEL3.  Does anyone have a definitive example for what
the procedure is under RHEL3?  Are these commands documented

Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.

Take care,

Casey Feskens <cfeskens willamette edu>
System Administrator/Network Svcs. Consultant
Willamette Integrated Technology Services
Willamette University, Salem, OR

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