[lug] Caldera Install.

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Tue Aug 29 13:39:28 MDT 2000

I've been playing with Kickstart and there doesn't appear to be any way
to keep stupid RedHat from loading Linuxconf, which is a digusting app.

I wrote a script to take a machine that had been loaded via KickStart
and REMOVE all the cruft that also got loaded.

Have you noticed this also?

I didn't keep my notes in the text file, but if you define the EXACT
packages you want with a KickStart installation, you always end up with
more packages than you asked for, and there appears to be a few (like
Linuxconf) that are not required by any other packages... RedHat appears
to just think you need it.

Apt-get doesn't do this in Debian, thank god.  No corporate entity
pushing their view of what I should and shouldn't load on the box!  :)


On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 12:14:39PM -0600, Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 07:15:53AM -0600, Jason Packer/Boulder/Contr/IBM wrote:
> >I'll go back to Slackware, methinks.  I like to install a base system with
> >the bare minimum of crap and go from there, installing individual packages
> >to suit my needs.
> Of course, you should be using KRUD.  ;-)  The latest versions of KRUD
> come with "kickstart" configurations, one of which is a "base" install
> which you can then add the packages you want to.  Using kickstart, it
> will answer all the install questions for you, so you just boot to the
> install loader prompt and type the name of the kickstart install to do,
> and then come back in 10 or 15 minutes and it's done.
> Pretty handy -- as you can tell, we have had the need for doing a
> "base install" too.  ;-)
> Sean
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