Re: No Full Control Install!

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On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 13:46, Glenn English wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 12:00, Doug Stewart wrote:
> > The thinking goes (and someone from RH correct me if I'm wrong) is that
> > anaconda is the wrong place to be doing package selection.  Eventually,
> > FC should just get enough of a system up and running for the users to be
> > able to select/install packages from a nice, X-enabled FirstBoot situation.
> Seems to me that the installer is a just fine place to select what's to
> be installed.
> And if anaconda doesn't get the X configuration right (and it doesn't
> every time), the X-enabled FirstBoot situation never exists. The
> X-enabled anaconda situation does, though.
> When I installed Fedora yesterday, anaconda gave me enough control to
> tell it not to install and to install postfix. When I booted
> after the install, postfix was not started, and sendmail was the MTA.
> This does not happen when I can select individual packages. Easily
> fixed, but additional and unnecessary things to check for and do.

Although you are correct this is easily fixable with selecting
individual packages, the thing it not new behavior. 
It does the exact same thing in RH9.  This caught me off guard the first
time I saw it.  I assumed that by removing the and
installing postfix that Anaconda/RH/whatever would have been intelligent
enough to figure out that I wanted to use postfix.  Guess not.

"We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce
the Complete Works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know
this is not true."
		--Robert Wilensky, University of California

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