31.5. Package Selection
%packagessection. Red Hat does not support this type of installation.
@Conflictsgroup. If you specify
@Everythingin a kickstart file, be sure to exclude
@Conflictsor the installation will fail:
@Everythingin a kickstart file, even if you exclude
%packagescommand to begin a kickstart file section that lists the packages you would like to install (this is for installations only, as package selection during upgrades is not supported).
variant/repodata/comps-*.xmlfile on the first Red Hat Enterprise Linux CD-ROM for a list of groups. Each group has an id, user visibility value, name, description, and package list. In the package list, the packages marked as mandatory are always installed if the group is selected, the packages marked default are selected by default if the group is selected, and the packages marked optional must be specifically selected even if the group is selected to be installed.
- Administration Tools
- Authoring and Publishing
- Development Libraries
- Development Tools
- DNS Name Server
- Engineering and Scientific
- FTP Server
- GNOME Desktop Environment
- GNOME Software Development
- Games and Entertainment
- Graphical Internet
- Java Development
- KDE (K Desktop Environment)
- KDE Software Development
- Legacy Network Server
- Legacy Software Development
- Legacy Software Support
- Mail Server
- MySQL Database
- Network Servers
- News Server
- OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution
- PostgreSQL Database
- Printing Support
- Server Configuration Tools
- Sound and Video
- System Tools
- Text-based Internet
- Web Server
- Windows File Server
- Windows PV Drivers
- X Software Development
- X Window System
Basegroups are always selected by default, so it is not necessary to specify them in the
%packages @ X Window System @ GNOME Desktop Environment @ Graphical Internet @ Sound and Video dhcp
@symbol, a space, and then the full group name as given in the
comps.xmlfile. Groups can also be specified using the id for the group, such as
gnome-desktop. Specify individual packages with no additional characters (the
dhcpline in the example above is an individual package).
- Do not install the @Base group. Use this option if you are trying to create a very small system.
- The --resolvedeps option has been deprecated. Dependencies are resolved automatically every time now.
- The --ignoredeps option has been deprecated. Dependencies are resolved automatically every time now.
- Ignore the missing packages and groups instead of halting the installation to ask if the installation should be aborted or continued. For example: