[Rocky 9.0] Kickstart does not see perl and perl-interpreter in packages section

Hi! I am installing Rocky 9.0 (Rocky-9.0-x86_64-minimal.iso) with kickstart, and I have specified the following options:

%packages --ignoremissing --excludedocs

This produces the following output in the packaging.log:

11:27:21,584 ERR dnf: No match for argument: perl
11:27:21,585 ERR dnf: No match for argument: perl-interpreter

However I am able to install perl using the post script section:

dnf install -y perl

Is that a known issue?


This output is from Alma 9, but should be close enough:

$ dnf -q list perl perl-interpreter
Installed Packages
perl-interpreter.x86_64             4:5.32.1-479.el9             @appstream
Available Packages
perl.x86_64                         4:5.32.1-479.el9             appstream

Do observe that these packages are in repository “appstream”. Rocky has two main repositories with
“RHEL-content”: the “baseos” and the “appstream”.

The “minimal” image contains packages only from “baseos”. Perl is not in the image.
The %post does access “appstream” of nearest mirror (unless you explicitly disable network).

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