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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1

7 Running AutoYaST in an Installed System Edit source

In some cases it is useful to run AutoYaST in a running system.

In the following example, an additional software package (foo) is going to be installed. To run this software, a user needs to be added and an NTP client needs to be configured.

The respective AutoYaST profile needs to include a section for the package installation (Section 4.9.7, “Installing Packages in Stage 2”), a user (Section 4.29.1, “Users”) section and an NTP-client (Section 4.20, “NTP Client”) section:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE profile>
<profile xmlns="http://www.suse.com/1.0/yast2ns" xmlns:config="http://www.suse.com/1.0/configns">
  <ntp-client>
    <peers config:type="list">
      <peer>
        <address>us.pool.ntp.org</address>
        <comment/>
        <options> iburst</options>
        <type>server</type>
      </peer>
    </peers>
    <start_at_boot config:type="boolean">true</start_at_boot>
    <start_in_chroot config:type="boolean">false</start_in_chroot>
    <sync_interval config:type="integer">5</sync_interval>
    <synchronize_time config:type="boolean">false</synchronize_time>
  </ntp-client>
  <software>
    <post-packages config:type="list">
      <package>ntp</package>
      <package>yast2-ntp-client</package>
      <package>foo</package>
    </post-packages>
  </software>
  <users config:type="list">
    <user>
      <encrypted config:type="boolean">false</encrypted>
      <fullname>Foo user</fullname>
      <gid>100</gid>
      <home>/home/foo</home>
      <password_settings>
        <expire/>
        <flag/>
        <inact/>
        <max>99999</max>
        <min>0</min>
        <warn>7</warn>
      </password_settings>
      <shell>/bin/bash</shell>
      <uid>1001</uid>
      <user_password>linux</user_password>
      <username>foo</username>
    </user>
  </users>
</profile>

Store this file as /tmp/install_foo.xml and start the AutoYaST installation process by calling:

tux > sudo yast2 ayast_setup setup filename=/tmp/install_foo.xml dopackages="yes"

For more information, run yast2 ayast_setup longhelp

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