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Re: [TCLUG:4460] RedHat 5.2 + Errata + Gnome 1.0 + KDE + More Stuff(Really Re: kickstart)

Well, if you're interested, you could use my reinstaller.  It allows for
the things you're talking about like remote package management and
upgrades.  It also does intel, sparc and alphas.  RPMS and docs are
available at:

Peter Lukas

On Fri, 5 Mar 1999, Mark A. Bentley wrote:

> On Fri, 5 Mar 1999, Peter Lukas wrote:
> > What do you do whenever a machine needs to be rebuilt?  Do you have to
> > visit every individual machine with it's own individual kickstart
> > bootdisk?  200+ kickstart floppies seems to be a lot to keep track of.
> > 
> No, we just use the stock bootdisk.  The kickstart config files are on the
> BOOTP server.  The RedHat installer NFS mounts the directory with the
> configs and grabs the file corresponding to the clients IP address.  But
> yes, we would actually have to walk up to wherever the machine is and
> insert the disk, and boot with "linux ks".
> As far as updates, I've just been installing them by hand as they are
> released (for the machines that have already been installed), and updating
> the kickstart tree so that the updates are included for future installs.
> I'd like to develope a system to keep track of which machines have what
> updates, and automate the process of installing the update rpms that RedHat
> releases...just haven't had time to deal with that yet.  Any suggestions?
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