Automated installers - custom package selections - kickstart

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Tue Nov 9 01:37:46 UTC 2004

On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 03:50:07PM +0200, Andy Rabagliati wrote:

>   What I need is a replacement for kickstart, the dandy redhat
>   python-based installer.
>   Really, I just need to install a list of packages on top of a
>   Base install, and run a monster 100K shell script that sets up
>   configuration and preloads an LDAP directory.
>   I like the look of the ubuntu minimal install, and for political
>   reasons am investigating a shift from whitebox linux to something
>   debian-based.
>   Is the Ubuntu installer scriptable in this fashion ?

You can do this today, but it requires some depth of knowledge about how the
installer works.

One of the feature goals for Hoary is to implement a kickstart-compatible
interface to allow you to do this very simply.

 - mdz

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