Variable substitution in package_config files
lange at informatik.uni-koeln.de
Fri Jun 3 16:08:11 CEST 2005
>>>>> On Fri, 3 Jun 2005 15:48:11 +0200 (MEST), Holger Mense <hmense at math.uni-paderborn.de> said:
> I am just migrating my fai setup from version 2.5.3 to 2.8.3. With
> version 2.5.3 it was possible to use bash-variables in package-files
> inside the package_config-directory. In my opinion this was a nice
> feature. I was able to setup the kernel-version at a central
> place and did not have to worry about the different kernel-package-entries
> in my package_config-files (openafs-modules-$version,
> However in version 2.8.3 it does not work anymore. Any chance to get this
> back? I already looked at install_packages, but because I am not a perl
> maniac, I don't have a clue, where to start.
AFAI can imagine it was removed, because it was not possible to check
if this package name exists after we were using a new routine to check
for bad package names. I also found it not very nice to use variable
inside package_config, so I removed it. Now, you can use variables
only outside the package_config files when you just write a small
script which does "apt-get install $packagenames" and define this
variable in fai/class/..
In the past, we used this feature for installing the kernel-image package.
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