Kickseed, Kickstart, Preseed

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Mon Dec 10 12:13:00 UTC 2007

On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 11:54:52AM -0800, MJang wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-12-06 at 12:43 +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 12:30:23PM +0000, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 08:43:34PM -0800, MJang wrote:
> > > > Wondering where Ubuntu is going w/r/t automated installations. I see
> > > > bits on Kickseed, but nothing in Gutsy. I see per
> > > > that it was in Feisty.
> > 
> > kickseed has been in Ubuntu since 5.04 and continues to be there. You're
> > being confused by Launchpad's odd display of project<->distribution
> > packaging links (
> I appreciate the clarification. The info I read led me to believe 
> that it was under development.

It's still under development, of course, in the sense that it isn't
frozen, but it's mature and ready for production use. I'd appreciate a
pointer to what you read so that I can correct it.

> If I understand correctly, the kickseed work has been incorporated in
> the current Kickstart packages.

kickseed *is* the current Kickstart package, and the only one we've ever
had (aside from system-config-kickstart, the GUI from Red Hat).

Kickstart identifies the product, if you like, and kickseed is the
technical name for the implementation.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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