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Re: custom package selection



On Thu, 2003-07-24 at 12:29, Lode Vermeiren wrote:
> Op do 24-07-2003, om 18:14 schreef Jeremy Katz:
> > On Thu, 2003-07-24 at 07:44, Chris Ricker wrote:
> > > I've pretty much come to the conclusion that the severn installer has been 
> > > dumbed down to the point that the only way to get a functional install that 
> > > does what I want is to use kickstart
> > 
> > It's far easier to get the system to a state that works with the
> > installer and then allow configuration in a normal environment. 
> > Maintaining lots of functionality within the installer is a nitemare for
> > debugging -- it's far easier to figure out why things go wrong on the
> > installed system.  
> 
> Nooooo! This is the first step to a "insert cd, wait half an hour for
> install to finish and then spend half your day removing crap you don't
> need"-approach like Windows XP uses, IMHO.
> 
> When removing individual package selection, the only option for me is to
> do a minimal install, and then Yum/apt/... the packages I want.
> 
> I really think individual package selection is a much needed feature.

You really like going through a list of 1500 packages is fun?  I'd much
rather have the interesting packages listed in groups in comps and then
you can select/deselect them in the package selection interface that's
there.  

If there are specific packages that are currently marked as mandatory
(and thus can't be deselected) from groups, file them in bugzilla and
they'll be evaluated.  This is the better solution.  You really don't
want to have to care if gal gets installed -- if you're installing
something that needs gal, you want to get gal installed.  It's as simple
as that.

Jeremy




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