Bug 24467

Summary: X components installed on server install
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Version: 7.1CC: dr
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Description Jeremy Katz 2001-01-20 22:24:01 UTC
Server install with beta2 installs XFree86-FBdev even though X wasn't
selected.  Additionally, Printer Support brought in XFree86-libs and xfs.
IMO, these don't make sense to have installed on a server install unless
specifically requested

Comment 1 Daniel Roesen 2001-01-22 11:08:54 UTC
Agreed. IMHO a server install should not contain any X11 cruft at all.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2001-01-26 16:37:00 UTC
Matt would you please verify that a Server class install w/o the X Windows
component selected in the component selection screen does not pull in any X
packages which are avoidable?

Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2001-01-26 17:31:03 UTC
ghostscript needs libX11.

don't know why fbdev would be pulled in.

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-01 20:26:23 UTC
Ghostscript needs xfs as well for mkfontdir I believe.

Perhaps we should make mkfontdir a separate subpackage of XFree86?
I've no idea about XFree86-FBdev though.  The only thing that uses it is
the installer I believe.  It should be destroyed after our final release.
While I agree that a server install shouldn't contain any X11 cruft, this
requires taking mkfontdir out of the xfs package just for ghostscript.  Also,
xfs is a SERVER, a font server in particular, and it does have a use on a
server if someone wants to network serve fonts.  XFree86 need not be
installed for xfs to work.

As for anything requiring the X libs package on a server, many applications
that are normally ran from the commandline can autodetect they are running
in X and enable special X features.  In order for dependancies to be met for
these apps, X-libs and perhaps other stuff need to be installed.

Comment 5 Brock Organ 2001-03-19 21:50:35 UTC
this is fixed in qa0319.2 ... as a side effect, minimal installs now fit on only
one cd ...