[Yum] Kickstart and Yum

Lars Damerow lars at pixar.com
Tue Sep 14 01:32:14 UTC 2004

This is almost exactly what we do to build out our machines, and it works
really well. We have cfengine thrown in the mix to handle configuration changes
after the yum updates complete.

So far we have it handling nearly 2000 machines and haven't had any problems
with it. (thanks, Seth!)


>From Michael Stenner <mstenner at ece.arizona.edu>, Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 04:08:29PM -0700:
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 04:55:26PM -0600, Marc Benstein wrote:
> > I was curious if anyone has integrated yum into a kickstart 
> > installation. At the present time I do a kickstart install from a local 
> > web server and then run a script that handles all the updates via yum. 
> > Has anyone successfully used the %post section of the kickstart file to 
> > achieve this? And how did you do it?
> There are many many ways.  Here is but one:
> %post
> exec > /root/kickstart_post.log 2>&1
> YUMCONF=http://server.com/path/to/yum.conf
> YUM="/usr/bin/yum -e 0 -d 1 -y -c $YUMCONF"
> /sbin/chkconfig --add yum
> /sbin/chkconfig yum on
> /sbin/service yum start
> $YUM update yum
> $YUM update
> Note, you may also enjoy the "group*" family of commands and the
> associated groups definitions.  Search this list using google with
> site: to find them.
> 					-Michael
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