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Thread: How to preseed additional packages in 18.04 server (debian installer)?

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    How to preseed additional packages in 18.04 server (debian installer)?

    I have created a custom installation ISO based on the debian-installer version of the 18.04.3 server ISO. I put a preseed.cfg file in the initrd, which I have successfully used to automate responses to installer questions. Unfortunately, the dialog box for installing software packages only gives seven options:
    • DNS server
    • LAMP server
    • Mail server
    • PostgresSQL database
    • Print server
    • Samba file server
    • OpenSSH server


    I can automate the response to this dialog with this preseed entry:

    Code:
    d-i tasksel/first multiselect OpenSSH server
    but I would like to install additional packages. Lines of this form:

    Code:
    d-i pkgsel/include autoconf
    don't seem to have any effect.

    Can someone tell me how to automate the installation of additional software packages?

    Thank you,
    Matt
    Last edited by slickymaster; 3 Weeks Ago at 03:24 PM. Reason: code tags

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    Re: How to preseed additional packages in 18.04 server (debian installer)?

    Thread moved to Development CD/DVD Image Testing for a better fit

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    Re: How to preseed additional packages in 18.04 server (debian installer)?

    Problem fixed. I had a syntax error. The correct line is
    Code:
    d-i pkgsel/include string autoconf
    Last edited by slickymaster; 3 Weeks Ago at 04:48 PM. Reason: code tags

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