From Fedora Project Wiki


pykickstart is a python library that is used for reading and writing kickstart files. It provides a common data representation, a parser, and a writer. pykickstart is designed to be easy to use for developers. It is easy to extend and embed in your own programs. The common data representation helps to ensure that any utility using pykickstart can write out a complete file, even if the utility doesn't understand all the kickstart options. The main reason for creating this project was to synchronize kickstart support between the two main programs - ["Anaconda"] and system-config-kickstart.


If you are interested in contributing code to extend or improve pykickstart, you probably want to be on [1] .

Getting the Source

pykickstart lives on github. Pull requests are welcome.

git clone git:// or git clone to get the source code.

Introduction and Tutorial

Included in the pykickstart package is a programmer's walkthrough and guide, the default location is in /usr/share/doc/pykickstart-${version}/programmers-guide. If you're contributing to a project that will involve parsing kickstart files, take a look at it to get yourself started, or go to PykickstartIntro.

Reporting Problems

If you are having a problem, see BugsAndFeatureRequests.