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Re: fc5: install everything?


Having the reporter assured that the concern is addressed adequately would make filing a bug report more worthwhile. Just as Bruno mentioned for upgrading with raid where at least the updating is done singularly and the raid updated after the installation is completed. Sure it is possible that a disk might fail when one was upgrading the system but the time spent in this mode is relatively short. If the upgrade failed with the singular disk being updated, you would still have the redundant drive to start over. I have not used raid so I am probably misunderstanding some of the aspects for upgrading a system with raid.

To track with the subject line. I am satisfied with the right clicking on each group in order to select all the additional packages within the groups. It also makes it easier to go back within the groups and remove selection of programs that I know I do not want on the system. There are a lot fewer packages that I do not want compared to what I would not exclude from the system.


Hey Jim,
Although you make valid points, please be aware that other people have different needs than you do. I've seen a lot of posts (including this one) with a lot of I's. "I am satisfied" "I know I do not want" "I do not want" "I would not exclude".

Fedora isn't made for simply one person. It is made for a community of people. We must ALL remember that please.

Personally, I just installed FC5 for the first time here at the office, and, in my case (I didn't know about the right clicking because I'm lazy and probably missed reading that somewhere), it was hellishly annoying to convert the default setup into an "Everything" one.

Apart from the Languages packs, we ALWAYS install everything here, as most of our PCs go out to clients. We can not know beforehand what they need, so we install everything, then disable unneeded services.

That is my case. Most people do not want this, and that is fine.

What I agree with the other posters is that what is NOT fine is the fact that the everything option has been removed without a suitable replacement. A "Select All" tick box or the like would have sufficed me, but apart from the right click method, we don't have that option any more.

I think that is what of posters on this subject mean, and frankly, for us here at my work, I'd have to agree.



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