Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 100889
Anaconda should ask if you want to Customize Packages to be Upgraded
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:10 EDT
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Description of problem:
In previous versions of anaconda, when you chose to upgrade an existing RH
installation, there was a checkbox that you would check if you wanted to
"Customize Individual Packages". However, that is not in this version and I
believe it should be continued. The CD is very useful if you need to re-install
the kernel or the bootloader when disasters happen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Choose to Upgrade Existing RH installation
Actual Results: There is no way to customize the packages to be upgraded.
Expected Results: You should be able to choose individual packages to be
upgraded as in previous versions of anaconda.
anaconda will get you upgraded and then you can customize packages to your
heart's content afterwards with redhat-config-packages or
Sometimes I've used it as a tool to re-install a badly compiled kernel or
bootloader. It has come in handy many a times. Why did you take that option
out of the installer?
jeremy, for redhat-config-packages to work you need gnome.
suppose I installed the system without X and now you want to install a
(something common according to google)
there is NO way a newbie can do it.
(yum install gnome-desktop will not even pull X packages)
(no, yum install gnome-session didn't work either)
the easy way would be to boot doing an upgrade, customize packages,
now, I'm pretty sure you have a reason why you killed this option
(which I don't know)
but how about a compromise ?, how about if you enable this option if I
booted with 'linux expert' ?
(and yes, it happened to me, I had to install a desktop in a machine
and had to do it the hard way, the very hard way with yum, lots of
bandwidht and time lost, when the things I needed were on a CD)