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Re: Bring back configurability in expert mode

I take your point(s). Maintaining two codebases would indeed be the pinnacle of suck. *grin*

I guess, in theory, that there is little practical difference (apart from a reboot) between installing all packages via the installer and installing a minimum number of packages and then confronting a user with a package selection screen the next time the machine is booted. Should've seen this coming with the way RH9 handled things, shouldn't I?

Doug Stewart
Systems Administrator/Web Applications Developer
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur

Jeremy Katz wrote:

On Thu, 2003-07-24 at 13:25, Douglas Stewart wrote:

From what I've gathered, the split between rhlp and rhel is one of support, namely: corporate customers desire active support on a RedHat product, they can invest in RHEL. If they don't care about support and are comfortable performing their own maintenance, they're free to use RHLP. Am I right so far?

That doesn't mean I want to ignore bug reports. Remember, we're going for robustness here, which won't happen without fixing bugs :) And a lot of people who end up using Red Hat Linux will still report bugs and appreciate responses and work towards solving their problems. Without that, what's the use?

So, if that's the case, then (while I see your points), I think the issues raised by RedHat employees are bunk. RH isn't going to be "supporting" RHLP. There's no expectation of such. The calls RH support desk employees will be fielding will be from RHEL users only (correct?). And, since it's been admitted that RHEL is similar to, yet not exactly the same as the intended RHLP distro, then what's the problem? Leave the dummy installer in RHEL and give those who want the "expert" mode exactly what they want in RHLP's installer.

And maintain two installers? That sounds like a horrible waste of already limited resources. I'd rather be able to share the effort and spend the time I save by only having one installer to work on so that I can work on other things too. Especially because installers are boring, really... you run them once and that's it. It's a lot better to have cool tools to use *after* you've installed :)



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