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Re: problem with order of installation of package



On 17 Apr 2002, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:

> >>>>> "PM" == Panu Matilainen <pmatilai welho com> writes:
> 
> PM> The pkgorder only affects which package gets on which CD which has
> PM> nothing to do with the actual installation order!
> 
> That does not coincide with my experiences.  I find that having an
> accurate pkgorder file when building the hdlist makes a very large
> amount of difference.
> 
> PM> The proper fix is to fix the dependencies on your font packages -
> PM> something like:
> 
> Correct dependencies will result in an accurate pkgorder file which
> will resort in a proper hdlist file.  But you must still generate
> those files.  If you don't, it doesn't matter what dependencies are in
> the package, because anaconda doesn't build the dependency tree on the
> fly.  (How could it?  It would take ages.)

Yes, the dependencies are what makes up the pkgorder file. But the order
in which packages get installed is solely based on dependencies and where
there are no relevant dependencies the order is alphaphetical if memory
serves, the pkgorder-stuff is only relevant to making iso-images. If you
don't do that it'll still install correctly if the dependecies are
correct, you'll just end up changing CD's after every other package.

	- Panu -





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