[RESOLVED] kickstart package names vs yum names (or: outdated?)

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[RESOLVED] kickstart package names vs yum names (or: outdated?)

Postby keatonatron » 2013/01/23 06:10:13

Hello everyone,

I recently performed a kickstart-install of CentOS 6, using the minimal image. Needless to say, many of the packages listed in my kickstart file were not found, so I told it to ignore them.

After installation was complete and connection to the internet was secured, I did a massive yum install using the list of packages from the kickstart file.

Most everything went smoothly with over 800 items being successfully installed, except that a good portion of the packages were reported as not found. I would like to know if the package names used in a kickstart file are different from those used in the yum repositories, or if my package names are simply out of date and no longer exist (my kickstart file was originally created for CentOS 5.3, I believe.)

The list of bad names is here:

additional-devel
cifs-file-server
client-mgmt-tools
compat-libraries
console-internet
core
debugging
basic-desktop
desktop-debugging
desktop-platform
desktop-platform-devel
development
dial-up
directory-server
storage-client-fcoe
ftp-server
fonts
general-desktop
graphical-admin-tools
graphics
hardware-monitoring
input-methods
internet-applications
internet-browser
java-platform
kde-desktop
legacy-unix
legacy-x
system-management-messaging-client
mysql-client
network-file-system-client
network-tools
performance
perl-runtime
postgresql-client
print-client
remote-desktop-clients
system-management-snmp
scalable-file-systems
scientific
server-platform
server-platform-devel
storage-client-multipath
system-admin-tools
tex
technical-writing
web-server
x11

I'm sure there are things in there I don't need (this is a server and I won't be printing anything) and some items do look kind of old (dial-up? Is that what I think it is??) but things like hardware-monitoring and mysql-client look important...

Thanks for the help! :-D
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[RESOLVED] kickstart package names vs yum names (or: outdate

Postby TrevorH » 2013/01/23 09:16:16

Many package names will have changed from CentOS 5 to 6. In addition, the names of the various package groups have changed too. Once you have your system set up how you want it with all the correct packages, you can run `rpm -qa --qf '%{name}\n'` to generate a list of the packages that are installed and drop that into your kickstart file for the future. However, you cannot generally just take a kickstart file for one major release and use it on the next (or previous) version.
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Re: [RESOLVED] kickstart package names vs yum names (or: outdated?)

Postby keatonatron » 2013/02/06 08:04:14

Understood. Thanks for the reply!
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