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 Pre-Patched Kickstart Installs RedHat/Fedora

Kickstart is the automated OS-install tool for RedHat Linux and Fedora Core Linux. Kickstart lets you build many machines based on a config file, instead of clicking through the Anaconda install GUI.
This article, the third in a series, explains how to setup a local yum repository for OS updates. It then demonstrates how to fold the yum repo and Kickstart trees, such that new machines are built with the latest RPMs already installed. The article concludes with an example of how to wrap the yum portion in a layer of change control to mitigate the risks of automated updates.

 (Submitted by ethan Tue Feb 22, 2005 )


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