|Summary:||X components installed on server install|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2001-03-19 21:50:45 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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 ...