|Summary:||Important packages missing from Server DVD ISO|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Marko Myllynen <myllynen>|
|Component:||distribution||Assignee:||Peter Boy <pboy>|
|Status:||CLOSED EOL||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||If docs needed, set a value|
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|Last Closed:||2023-05-25 18:20:05 UTC||Type:||Bug|
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Description Marko Myllynen 2022-02-15 11:10:49 UTC
Description of problem: When doing a kickstart-based installation using Fedora-Server-dvd-x86_64-35-1.2.iso the following "important" or "helpful" packages can't be included in the kickstart's %packages section due to them missing from the installation media: dnf-utils, nano, prefixdevname, setools-console, tuned, zsh The package names are descriptive but I'll provide a brief rationale below for consideration to include them. Please add some or all of them to the DVD ISO as appropriate. * dnf-utils - provides helpful dnf utilities and are frequently used. * nano - Fedora default editor should be part of the installation media. * prefixdevname - important to have available from the get-go to have NICs named consistently. A minor issue here is that the package is currently missing altogether from Fedora but that is being discussed at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2054621. If made available for Fedora then should be made available in the installation medias as well. * setools-console - sometimes helpful SELinux utilities, this is perhaps the least helpful package of the ones discussed here but might be worth adding. * tuned - I'd consider this an essential package so that proper performance tuning is available right after installation. * zsh - widely used shell which should be available during installation. Thanks.
Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2022-02-15 13:22:18 UTC
Setting version to 36 since it's too late to change 35 media.
Comment 2 Peter Boy 2022-02-15 14:24:36 UTC
It's more of an RFE than a bug. And it does not affect the functionality according to the technical specification and release criteria (and as specified in the problem description). Server WG needs to decide if a potential change is reasonable and feasible this late in the F36 release cycle. It is probably worth treating this with the F37 release circle.
Comment 3 Peter Boy 2022-03-01 09:13:15 UTC
Server Working Group agreed to deal with that in the Fedora 37 release cycle in connection with a planned review of the Server media composition (with a noticably change possibly delayed to F38 if the review process becomes too extensive).
Comment 4 Marko Myllynen 2022-03-01 15:41:11 UTC
Thanks for looking into, much appreciated. I fully agree this is more an RFE than a bug and definitely nothing urgent so either F37 or F38 sound perfectly fine. I've discussed with prefixdevname developer (Michal Sekletar) off-list and he tentatively said that he might be able to submit it for inclusion for Fedora in a not too distant future. I'll provide a quick update here later should that move forward at some point. Thanks.
Comment 5 Peter Boy 2022-06-01 10:33:18 UTC
Server Working Group created an issue (#88) and rescheduled for F38 due to resources and connection with further problems of the installation media
Comment 6 Ben Cotton 2023-04-25 16:54:05 UTC
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Comment 7 Ludek Smid 2023-05-25 18:20:05 UTC
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