[CentOS] installing updates in post kickstart

Joseph L. Casale JCasale at activenetwerx.com
Fri Apr 10 20:07:12 UTC 2009

>I can do a yum update in my post kickstart (which is what I am doing now 

Maybe a better way to do this...

>However, I want to save network time at installations.
>If I copy down the files from centos/5.3/updates/x86_64/RPMS
>and place them in a directory local on my network,
>can I just "rpm -U /mnt/directory/updates/x86_64/RPMS*"
>in my post section?

If that is the case, then add a repo line in your kickstart, sync
an updates repo as you do, it will pull anything it needs that is
newer from this repo line.

repo --name=Updates --baseurl=http://foo.example.com/pub/centos/5.3/updates/i386/

Works for me (tm).

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