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Re: Reduce "Core" to 1 Binary CD? -- WAS: Request for Packages in Fedora Core 3



On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 02:38:14PM +0100, Dave Jones wrote:
> I'd really like to see us get to the stage where an install just
> installs a bare-bones system[1], and after booting, firstboot runs
> system-config-packages to pull in anything else we desire.
> Moving the bulk of the package selection out of the installer.

I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, a simpler installer seems
like a good thing. But, there are many "early" decisions which need to be
made -- partitioning information, for example -- which can be related to
package selection later. (Think installclasses and Havoc's post earlier.)
It's annoying to be asked some basic questions, reboot, and then asked more
questions which could have been covered earlier.

Also, if too much functionality gets removed from the installer, kickstart
installs are either going to be a) broken or b) there will be a whole bunch
of code in the installer that only exists for kickstart and can't be
removed.

-- 
Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>



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