My Ubuntu based kickstart-host is almost working like it should, serving Ubuntu 10.04 (both i386 & amd64) and CentOS 5.6 to new (VMware-)hosts.
One of the things that bothers me is that Ubuntu 10.04 LTS comes with Puppet 0.25.4, but I want to use the newer Puppet 2.6.3 from Mathias Gug's backports.
The link to the PPA-repository is in a file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/, the corresponding GPG-key is in the apt-keys too: both being successfully downloaded in the %post part of kickstart.
The original puppet & puppet-common are installed from the %packages part in the ks.cfg.
So far I am unable to upgrade the default Puppet packages to the new ones automagically in kickstart.
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade works after the first reboot and login, but when I use these two apt-commands within the ks.cfg %post part, things start to fail...
- what is the best way to upgrade packages from an Ubuntu PPA during the kickstart process and not (manually) thereafter?
- is this even possible with kickstart / on Ubuntu?
- if not (and as a possible alternative), can Cobbler handle this instead?
PS Have a nice SysAdminDay 2011 tomorrow! :-)
Found an Ubuntu PPA with newer Puppet-packages (2.7.1) here: https://launchpad.net/~aroth/+archive/ppa