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Re: Pirut issues



On 4/8/06, Nikhil Fernandes <njfernandes gmail com> wrote:
> I made the jump to FC5 two days ago, and it's great, but the
> installation was painful.
>
> To begin with, the FC5 install wouldn't go through at all(Possibly a
> problem with the DVD), so I had to wipe my disk, install a minimal
> install of FC4 and then upgrade. That worked fine.
>
> Now I tried to add various software groups, and Pirut went nuts on me. I
> spent a long time selecting the packages, and then after grinding away,
> it spat out a bunch of dependency errors at me. I was connected to the
> internet, and I had installed nothing outside of the core and extras
> repos, so it didn't make sense. I tried to install some of the packages
> that had unresolved dependencies (most of them seemed to do with mono -
> f-spot was one of them) through yum, and that worked fine.
>
> I then went back to Pirut, and selected a smaller group of packages, and
> the install went smoothly. Started Pirut again to add some more
> software, and that also went fine - until i realised that Pirut had
> removed a bunch of software (openoffice. evolution) that it didn't tell
> me it was going to remove. I did this cycle a few more times, and found
> stuff like gnome and kde being removed at random. I eventually gave up
> and did the entire install through yum.
>
> Has anyone seen this issue? I couldn't find anything in bugzilla.
>
> Nikhil Fernandes
>

As the heading "Add/Remove Software" suggests pirut does remove
software. File a bug if you feel the UI is misleading or could use
improvement.


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