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Re: fc5: install everything?



On Tue, 2006-05-09 at 11:39 +0100, Tony Molloy wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 May 2006 07:05, Craig White wrote:
> 
> > ----
> > That can be the only resolution in bugzilla but that shouldn't deter
> > anyone nor should anyone conclude that it isn't useful to open a new
> > bugzilla entry.
> >
> > It is the one and only meaningful way to provide feedback by the users
> > to the developers.
> >
> > My estimate was that there were about 10 people who wanted the 'install
> > everything' option in anaconda. According to a quick perusal of the
> > above links, there were less than 10.
> 
> Doubt that. This is the fourth time this discussion has come up on this 
> list in the past few months. Each time it has generated more e-mails than 
> any other topic. It was bugzilled and closed as not a bug. Probably right 
> as it's not really a bug it's a usability feature.
> 
> I did an install yesterday and it took the entire day to get the 
> "everything install". Do the base install selecting as little as 
> possible, configure the yum repos, do the everything install, do the 
> updates. I'm thinking of a few months time when I have to install 200+ 
> machines. And I need the everything install because I can't tell a 
> student what environment, Gnome or KDE, to use what browser, mailer etc 
> to use. 
> 
> It was a useful feature.
> 
That scenario is a perfect place to use kickstart and configure it as
you want.  That also will automate it and eliminate the need to babysit
each install as you configure it.

For 200 installs I would *never* want to sit through the first steps of
configuring anaconda even if there were an 'everything' option.

> 
> Tony
> 
> 
> >
> > Thus a reasonable conclusion is that those who feel that the removal of
> > the 'install everything' option in anaconda are statistically
> > insignificant.
> >
> > Craig
> 
> -- 
> 
> 
> Tony Molloy.
> 
> Dept. of Comp. Sci.
> University of Limerick
> 


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