ksvalidator -- verify the syntax of a kickstart file
ksvalidator [-e | --firsterror] [-i | --followincludes] [-l | --listversions] [-v |
--version VERSION] INFILE
ksvalidator is a program that takes an input kickstart file and attempts to verify that it
is syntactically correct. This includes checking basics like proper quoting and making
sure required options have values, and more advanced checks like verifying the file does
not include deprecated or removed kickstart commands. Mutually exclusive options can also
be caught, as can certain classes of partitioning errors (like using the same device name
ksvalidator does have its limitations. It cannot run validate the syntax of %pre and
%post scripts, nor does it attempt to run them. It cannot check that the %packages sec-
tion is valid. Most importantly, it cannot guarantee that an input kickstart file will
install properly, because it does not understand the complexities of partitioning and what
potentially already exists on disk.
ksvalidator returns 0 on success, and 1 if INFILE does not exist or there is an error
parsing the kickstart file.
Stop on the first warning or error. By default, ksvalidator will attempt to
process the entire file, potentially raising multiple errors.
Process included files in the input file when they are seen, like anaconda
would. If the included file does not exist (this can happen for a variety of
reasons, but the most common being a %pre script that generates an included
file) and this option is given, an error will be generated and processing
List all versions of kickstart syntax supported by ksvalidator. This is useful
for determining what values can be fed back in on a second run.
-v, --version VERSION
Use this version of kickstart syntax when processing the file, or the latest if
no version is given.
ksflatten (1), ksverdiff (1)