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Re: fc5: install everything?



On Mon, 2006-05-08 at 11:42 -0700, Benjamin Franz wrote:
> On Mon, 8 May 2006, Mark Haney wrote:
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> >> It is just not worth my time.  Next time it will be SUSE instead.
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> >> -Frank
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> > Good luck with that.  I have a SUSE box that has virtually nothing
> > installed by default.  You think Fedora's installation is sparse?  I was
> > amazed at the total lack of packages installed in SUSE.  Really, it's a
> > total joke to work on that server.  It has KDE /and/ GNOME installed (on
> > a /server/ no less) and yet I had to install the sysstat packages along
> > with ntpd and about 3 or 4 others just to make the server really
> > manageable.  The SUSE install is just silly.  The Fedora installer is at
> > least more /sane/ than most other installers I've seen or used.
> >
> > But it seems rather childish to switch distros just for that.  Kind of
> > like taking your ball and going home, eh?
> 
> I found the FC5 lack of 'install everything' to be a really serious pain 
> on the machine I built a week and a half ago as I had to do it three or 
> four times in a row as I worked through the problems I was having with 
> install media.
> 
> It is aggravated by the fact that choosing a group of things doesn't 
> actually mean you get everything in that group, either, and so you have to 
> manually tick through nearly *every* menu to make sure that you have 
> actually have a full install.

You can right click on a group in both the Installer and Pirut to select
every package in a group. Otherwise you might use kickstart.

Rahul


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