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    Default Even More AutoYaST Inquisitiveness

    To what extent do I need to configure AutoYaST? There are innumerable modules to configure which are, to be honest, a bit daunting. Things like sysconfig which require an immense bit of detail in its configuration.

    Are there items which I don't need to bother with which can be left in a "generic" configuration?

    Does anyone have an example of an AutoYaST file I can look at to get an idea of what I'm configuring?

    Am I the only one that can't seem to generate an AutoYaST file of a system I'm installing when using the text mode to install? The check box is there but it is inaccessible. I can't select it.

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

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    The best way to get an idea of what you need in AutoYast is to, at the
    end of your system installation (in 10 at least), check the checkbox at
    the end to "Clone" your system. This put an AutoYast file of your
    current system in /root for you to peruse. You can also go into Yast
    and it will let you create on in there via a GUI-driven interface.
    Still a bit of work but combining that with your system's own AutoYast
    file makes things fairly nice.

    Good luck.






    theillien wrote:
    | To what extent do I need to configure AutoYaST? There are innumerable
    | modules to configure which are, to be honest, a bit daunting. Things
    | like sysconfig which require an immense bit of detail in its
    | configuration.
    |
    | Are there items which I don't need to bother with which can be left in
    | a "generic" configuration?
    |
    | Does anyone have an example of an AutoYaST file I can look at to get an
    | idea of what I'm configuring?
    |
    | Am I the only one that can't seem to generate an AutoYaST file of a
    | system I'm installing when using the text mode to install? The check
    | box is there but it is inaccessible. I can't select it.
    |
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    Default Re: Even More AutoYaST Inquisitiveness

    That does help. I thought I had tried that before but the file I was looking at was extremely lean in its markup. I must have done it wrong.

    Is there a DTD I can look at to figure out the different sections and tags available? I'm looking into writing an interface for the customization of autoyast files and knowing all of the markup would be helpful.

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

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    Google: autoyast dtd

    http://www.suse.com/~ug/AutoYaST_FAQ.html

    Led me to look in /usr/share/autoinstall/dtd

    Good luck.






    theillien wrote:
    | That does help. I thought I had tried that before but the file I was
    | looking at was extremely lean in its markup. I must have done it
    | wrong.
    |
    | Is there a DTD I can look at to figure out the different sections and
    | tags available? I'm looking into writing an interface for the
    | customization of autoyast files and knowing all of the markup would be
    | helpful.
    |
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    Default Re: Even More AutoYaST Inquisitiveness

    I don't have that for some reason. All I have under /usr/share/autoinstall is modules/ and xslt/. The only thing under xslt/ is merge.xslt. modules/ only contains .desktop files.

    I have the necessary packages installed: autoyast, autoyast-installation, and autoyast-schema. There isn't a dtd/ directory but autoyast2-schema provides numerous .rnc and .rng files.I'd hate to have to go through every file to figure out all of the element definitions. But then, I'll only need to access some of them to change values for individual servers so I guess it wouldn't be too bad.

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    Default Re: Even More AutoYaST Inquisitiveness

    I generated a .xml file using the Autoinstallation module in YaST2. However, when I try to validate it I get the following:

    Code:
    autoyast.xml:4: element bootloader: Relax-NG validity error : Element profile has extra content: bootloader
    autoyast.xml fails to validate
    I'm using profile.rng as the basis for the validation. Any thoughts on why this fails?

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

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    My package owning some files in 'dtd' is autoyast2-installation.

    Good luck.





    theillien wrote:
    | I don't have that for some reason. All I have under
    | /usr/share/autoinstall is modules/ and xslt/. The only thing under
    | xslt/ is merge.xslt. modules/ only contains .desktop files.
    |
    | I have the necessary packages installed: autoyast,
    | autoyast-installation, and autoyast-schema. There isn't a dtd/
    | directory but autoyast2-schema provides numerous .rnc and .rng
    | files.I'd hate to have to go through every file to figure out all of
    | the element definitions. But then, I'll only need to access some of
    | them to change values for individual servers so I guess it wouldn't be
    | -too- bad.
    |
    |
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    Default Re: Even More AutoYaST Inquisitiveness

    I've got that installed but no dtd.

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    Default Re: Even More AutoYaST Inquisitiveness

    From what I've found, autoyast2-installation in 10.3 doesn't provide /usr/share/autoinstall/dtd. Was it removed?

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