[CentOS] Kickstart with all the latest updates?

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Sun Mar 4 12:23:09 UTC 2007


On Wed, 2007-02-28 at 15:21 -0500, Alfred von Campe wrote:
> On Feb 28, 2007, at 10:14, Jim Perrin wrote:
> 
> > Without re-rolling the install tree, there isn't much way to
> > accomplish building the updates into the installer.
> 
> I guess this confirms that I am not overlooking something obvious,  
> and that what I am trying to do is "hard".  I'll stick with my  
> current method of doing a "yum -y update" in the kickstart %post, and  
> I may investigate the suggestion of using VMware snapshots (although  
> that doesn't quite accomplish what I am trying to do).
> 

What is hard in CentOS-3 and CentOS-4 (roll in updates as part of the
install) will be much easier in EL5.  The anaconda there uses yum to do
the installs and it is as easy as pointing to the proper updates repo to
do this in EL5.

So ... you will be able to do this soon :P
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