|Summary:||Installation package selector behaves unexpectedly|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||jered|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.1||CC:||genec, liinu, linux, skettler|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-02-21 21:32:17 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description jered 1999-10-20 04:40:23 UTC
In the graphical installer for Redhat 6.1: If I select 'Custom' for the sort of install that I would like, I am presented a number of optional pieces of functionality I can choose to install. I select a number of these. If I also select the checkbox to let me individually select packages as well, I am next presented with a screen that lets me browse available RPMS. First, a minor problem. As a UI, this is somewhat unpleasant. Much of the screen real estate is devoted to idential icons of folders or boxes. These serve no purpose and make it much harder for me to see what all my options are. A simple text listbox would be more appropriate. More severely, the current state of selected packages does not reflect the functional groups I had selected from the previous screen. I believe that these will still take effect during the install, but I have no real impression of what will and will not be installed, which makes the individual package selection option very difficult to use effectively. I do not recall this problem with the 6.0 text-based installer. I have not tried the 6.1 text-based installer. --Jered firstname.lastname@example.org
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-20 15:03:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-10-20 19:58:59 UTC
*** Bug 5626 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** When selecting 'Select individual packages' in the graphical anaconda installer, the 'base'-packages (that are always installed) are displayed as unselected. The text-mode install doesn't display these packages. A consistent approach would be better.
Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-10-22 13:38:59 UTC
*** Bug 5629 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** Some features were missing from installer. These misses might have some security implications: - (Bug) In packet selection it is not mentioned which packages should be recommended and which packages are installed automatically wheter user wants is or not - (Bug) Installer automatically put a very wrong address to primary nameserver field. In previous versions this address appeared to gateway. Eg. IP is 220.127.116.11 then installer decides that prim. nameserver is 18.104.22.168. This .1 used to be a 'default gateway' in previuos installers - (Security) What has happened to 'select daemons to start' at the end of installation? Wrong asnwer is Interactive bootup. This selection should be able to make at installation time. For example if I happen to install eg. sendmail and I don't want it to start at boot. How can this be done? - (Security) There is no way to disable the interactive startup. This is a horrible feature if your console is not all the time behind locked doors. ------- Additional Comments From email@example.com 10/06/99 10:51 ------- You can disable the interactive stuff. At the end of /etc/sysconfig/init: # Set to anything other than 'no' to allow hotkey interactive startup... PROMPT=no Also, you can run ntsysv (or an equivalent) after the install. We're working on integrating that into the install (doing this before installation is non-trivial.)
Comment 4 Jay Turner 1999-10-22 13:49:59 UTC
*** Bug 5991 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** During individual package selection on FTP install, when collapsing an expanded group of packages, lines in the listbox which are past the end of the package list are not cleared. This produces a confusing display. This problem was not present in earlier versions of the installer. ------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 10/18/99 14:33 ------- We are aware of this problem and are working to fix it.
Comment 5 Jay Turner 2000-02-21 21:32:59 UTC
The selection not being reflected is fixed in the latest beta. Have added the screen change request to to feature request list.