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Why is Anaconda not present when there is a anaconda.cfg file present ? [closed]

asked 2013-09-08 05:47:02 -0500

urateji gravatar image

updated 2015-06-02 03:29:55 -0500

When I tried installing kickstart configurator via rpm,

there's an anaconda dependency -> anaconda >= is needed by system-config-kickstart-

I wanted to find out my current anaconda version via rpm -qi, but it told me that anaconda isn't installed.

I am confused. To my knowledge, my system already has an anaconda.cfg file under /root. So why isn't it present in my system ?


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close date 2013-09-08 22:21:16.814801



/root/anaconda.cfg is a file that is created when installing Fedora. It is basically just information for the administrator about what options were picked during installation. It could for example be used as a kickstart file if you're re-installing your system and want it to be exactly the same as the previous installation.

This file isn't related to the anaconda package that you are trying to install, which pulls it's configuration from other places. You'll need to do yum install anaconda.

jamielinux gravatar imagejamielinux ( 2013-09-08 06:58:08 -0500 )edit

@rheldaemon I think OP is using RHEL 6, based on the output pasted above. Also, are you sure anaconda is present by default on every installation?

jamielinux gravatar imagejamielinux ( 2013-09-08 07:01:36 -0500 )edit

Rather: yum install system-config-kickstart - this seems to be the goal.

marcindulak gravatar imagemarcindulak ( 2013-09-08 08:14:29 -0500 )edit

Oh I assumed the file anaconda.cfg is related to anaconda. Thanks everyone for the answers.

urateji gravatar imageurateji ( 2013-09-08 08:51:34 -0500 )edit

@jamielinux: thanks I have not seen *.el6.noarch but I'm on RHEL 6.4 and have said file and anaconda is on my system. That's why I'm puzzled why it is not at OP's system.

rheldaemon gravatar imagerheldaemon ( 2013-09-08 09:05:00 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-09-08 06:55:36 -0500

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Could you please let us know which release of Fedora are you using?? you can also enter: which anaconda and it should show: /usr/sbin/anaconda ( - it is in every Fedora installation.

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