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Re: Fedora Installation vs Red Hat 9



On Thu, 2003-10-09 at 19:02, Bill Anderson wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-10-08 at 10:46, Adam Debus wrote:
> > > > No, this is skipped. You can select sets of packages, but "choose
> > > > indivual packages" is gone. :-( I don't think this is a progress.
> > >
> > > Well, you have the option of selecting a group, such as KDE, Gnome, web
> > > server, email server, etc.. then you are able to select certain
> > > individual packages from those.  You just can't select each individual
> > > package that exist like the old days.  Some are automatic when you
> > > select/deselect within that group.
> > >
> > 
> >     I'd have to cast my vote for having "choose individual packages" back.
> 
> +1
> 
> It is far easier to add packages after install than remove them. Why
> should I *have* to spend extra time/space to stall stuff I am than going
> to remove?? 

I agree.  The way the (old?) Debian installer worked was rather nice -
it got the base system installed, then booted into that.  The
'firstboot'-type program of their's would then ask about package groups
and such.

It seems better to only need to code/maintain one package manager
(versus having both the installer manager and the post-install manager),
and to let the user have a running system while installing software. 
Plus it would be possible to, as with Debian, connect to the updates
server during install, so you don't have to install an out-of-date
package and *then* upgrade it, but install get the updated package
straight from the start.  (if the user has a 'net connection and doesn't
uncheck the "look for updates" option)

-- 
Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com>
AwesomePlay Productions, Inc.




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