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Re: Where is my "everything" gone?

On 4/12/06, Olivier Galibert <galibert pobox com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 12:03:27PM -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> Sure, but Fedora is not Debian.  Having a reasonable core with a set
> of packages which provides decent functionality is, or was, one of the
> points of Fedora.  The ability to throw them in a nfs install
> directory with whatever extra packages you locally need and some
> automatic configuration packages was very nice.  Now you've thrown
> that away.  "Everything" meant in practice "the package selection has
> been done in the repository itself".  Now there is no easy way to do
> that anymore.
> But I really start to wonder why there is a core/extras distinction as
> that point.  Why do you care, the user will have to select by hand
> what he wants anyway.

Think of it like this.... this is just one of the steps leading to a
slimmer core.  We are moving along a path when the default install
options for the media sets could an everything install for the media
sets.... for much slimmer media sets and a potential variety of media
set under the fedora umbrella name.  You are asking the wrong
questions from the wrong point of view.  The real question should be
why are any optional applications provided on the Core media set at

> When was it decided that computer farms, servers and remote
> administration was unimportant, and only the desktop user was
> interesting?  Is it official, or just de facto?

If need to become familiar with kickstart.


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