Network autoyast init-script files fail to download via location tag

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)
AutoYaST

Situation

The shipping version of SLES 12 worked properly. An autoyast control file for SLES 12 SP1 with the following init-scripts section fails.
<init-scripts config:type="list">
  <script>
    <filename>postinstall_procedures.sh</filename>
    <interpreter>shell</interpreter>
    <location><![CDATA[http://IP_ADDR/postinstall_procedures.sh]]></location>
  </script>
</init-scripts>
The script is accessible on the web server, but it never downloaded during the autoyast installation process.

Resolution

You must use a driver update disk (DUD) to allow the IP address to work properly. You can download the DUD at:

ftp.suse.com/pub/l3/bsc-961320/

You can also use the following workaround as an alternative.
<scripts>
  <init-scripts config:type="list">
    <script>
      <filename>postinstall_procedures.sh</filename>
      <interpreter>shell</interpreter>
      <source><![CDATA[
#!/bin/sh
#The entire content of the postinstall_procedures.sh script goes here.
#or use wget/curl and run it '/bin/sh <script name>'
]]>
      </source>
    </script>
  </init-scripts>
</scripts>

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  • Document ID:7017131
  • Creation Date: 06-Jan-2016
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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