[CentOS] 4.4 kickstart issues

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Thu Sep 21 20:59:27 UTC 2006


On Thu, 2006-09-21 at 12:10 -0600, Steve Finley wrote:
> Greetings all,
> 
> I'm trying to create a CentOS 4.4 kickstart CD (not a network install), 
> duplicating what
> I've done for Fedora Core 3.
> 
> I am having a cirular dependency for initscripts, which causes 
> initscripts not to be installed
> (no /etc/inittab when the boot gets to INIT)
> 
> The cascade is:
> 
> initscripts-7.39.25.EL-1.centos4 requires /sbin/nash
> /sbin/nash is in mkinitrd-4.2.1.8-1
> mkinitrd-4.2.1.8-1 requires dev
> dev appears to be in udev-039-10.15.EL4
> udev-039-10.15.EL4 requires hotplug
> hotplug requires initscripts-7.93.14.EL
> 
> I'm guessing that the hotplug spec file is wrong.  I can build my own 
> version and continue finding
> conflicts (like the circular dependency between cracker and 
> cracker-dict, for example), but my
> real question is, how is your iso distribution able to install with this 
> initscripts conflict?

There is no conflict .... at least not a version conflict.  I do CD/DVD,
http and NFS kick starts all the time.
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[johnny at myth ~]$ rpm -q --requires hotplug | grep initscripts
initscripts >= 7.93.14.EL

The above clearly says >= ... 7.93.25.EL is >= 7.93.14.EL, so that
dependency is met.  Not sure why your hotplug is set to "initscripts =
7.93.14.EL", or at least why it is being interpreted that way by
whatever process you are trying to use.
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Thanks,
Johnny Hughes
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