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Re: F10: Unrequested automatic installation ::rant



On Sun, 2008-12-07 at 08:57 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-12-05 at 18:37 -0500, lanas wrote:
> > I'm suprised this packagekit-whatever default behaviour went into
> > production w/o anyone raising a red light.  Even if it's a bug.  truly
> > surprising.
> 
> Not a bug, quite deliberate. PackageKit depending on preupgrade would
> have made the install media too big to fit on a CDROM. If you don't like
> this behaviour, please file a bug, although now we have the distro data
> on a mirror (and not in a package), we'll do this differently for F11.
> 

It should have still "asked", particularly when the default settings on
people's machines are set to: "Automatic install: Nothing"

This "stealth mode" install, regardless of it's good intent and/or
necessity, is NOT something to be expected in Linux.

So, I was under the impression (from fedora-devel), this was not going
to happen again, but where would you like the bug filed?  And, the bug
is not a concern about the "need" for these three packages (which seems
to be your focus in the above reply), but rather the behavior of
installing things when your own settings say not to!

--Rob



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