I'm trying to build a remix of Fedora 15 devel... by using the current .ks files provided in spin-kickstarts and fedora-kickstarts. My preference is KDE (actually I install all desktops but make KDE the default) so I'm looking at the KDE related .ks files provided by fedora-kickstarts.
I see that the spin-kickstarts package no longer contains .ks files and all of them have been moved to fedora-kickstarts. Just curious as why that was?!?
Looking at the two provided KDE .ks files (fedora-livecd-kde.ks and fedora-live-kde.ks) both have an include for fedora-live-kde-base.ks but that file does NOT exist... so it appears these are not the actual kickstart files being used to build the current crop of Fedora 15 KDE media... or you simply commented out the include?!?
Basically I'm looking for all of the post stuff to do for KDE so that the live media will automatically login to KDE... and the other modifications that make KDE on the live media a little more pleasant. Where can I find that stuff? Is there a fedora-live-kde-base.ks to be found somewhere or should I use one of the other base files?
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Just spent a while debugging something that turns out to be at best
dubious behaviour in the way kickstart files are handled, and at worst a
My kickstart file starts by
including /usr/share/spin-kickstarts/fedora-livecd-desktop.ks, which is
the default Live CD build, and then makes some changes. Primarily this
involves adding more packages in.
The theory is that later %package instructions override earlier ones, so
anything that's included by default can still be excluded if I
explicitly exclude it, and anything excluded by default can be
explicitly included. This does work, but turns out to be rather fussier
than one might expect.
I was trying to include the OpenOffice stuff, and also the Java OpenJDK
stuff, including the browser plugin. So I had
appearing after the include.
But I wasn't getting any OpenOffice stuff, or the browser plugin. It
seems, after some messing about, that this is because of the way wild
cards are handled. The default Live CD kickstart file contains
I would have expected that my overrides would work, and include the
relevant stuff. But it seems that my wildcard inclusion of the openjdk
stuff wasn't enough to override the non-wildcard exclusion of the
plugin, and my non-wildcard inclusion of the OpenOffice programs weren't
enough to override the wildcard exclusion!
Is this expected behaviour? It seems weird to me.
In any case, I've now got it building as expected, by including
openoffice.org-* and java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin. This still isn't ideal,
because I get a whole load of OpenOffice extras that I don't want (e.g.,
language packs for a thousand languages I don't speak), and I can't see
how to get rid of them short of explicitly excluding them all, which
rather defeats the point of handling wildcards!
On Wed, Apr 06, 2011 at 02:45:35AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> As of Python 2.7, optparse is deprecated and argparse is the
> recommended method to deal with argument parsing. Would you take patches?
Certainly, patches are always welcome.
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i'm trying to build an fedora live version bootable on macosx intel;
using the "livecd-iso-to-disk" and passing the options: --format and
--efi it is possible,
but in my attempt, *the display is the grub start image and there is no
a situation similar to your knowledge?