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Re: Graphical boot



On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 09:30:43AM +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> OTOH anaconda *does* fiddle around with package selections to some extent on
> upgrades: there's code for removing blacklisted stuff (linuxconf, no wonder :),
> installing rhn-applet if up2date-gnome was installed, making sure certain GNOME
> packages are installed etc. Whether rhgb should be automatically added on
> upgrade .. well, I dunno.

Basically, the default answer is "don't fiddle".  It's only done in
cases where there's a very strong reason.  An "update" has never had
the requirement of producing the same effect as an "install" in Red
Hat Linux -- besides the fact that it is practically impossible to
achieve in practice, it's not necessarily what people want.  We aim
for "functional with packages updated" and not automagically pulling
in rhgb on upgrade is inline with that policy.

Another one of those as-far-as-I-know unstated policies that we now
need to codify more openly.  This message is a start.  :-)

michaelkjohnson

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