Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1023263
Anaconda fails to select default app groups for selected DE
Last modified: 2014-01-30 17:14:15 EST
Description of problem:
Anaconda fails to select "Applications for the Xfce Desktop" and "Multimedia support for Xfce" when the "Xfce Desktop" base environment is selected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 20 Comps (https://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/comps.git/tree/comps-f20.xml.in)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F20 from i686 TC5 DVD.
2. Select defaults.
3. Click "Software Selection"
4. Select Xcfe in "Base Environment"
4.a Note: Nothing is selected in "Add-Ons for Selected Environment"
5. Continue installation
6. Boot freshly installed system.
Xfce apps are not installed (Midori, for example)
Xfce apps should be installed.
The install does complete and is functional.
Proposed as a Freeze Exception for 20-alpha by Fedora user roshi using the blocker tracking app because:
Proposing as a FreezeException for F20 Beta. Currently the installer is not automatically selecting the additional groups marked as default in comps. While this can be fixed by someone paying attention during installation or post-install, it should work out of the box.
Moving to anaconda - the data in comps looks correct.
Please attach the logs from the installation (in /var/log/anaconda on the installed system). "Applications for the Xfce Desktop" should be selected by default. Are you using a kickstart file?
Created attachment 816310 [details]
Created attachment 816311 [details]
Created attachment 816312 [details]
Created attachment 816313 [details]
Created attachment 816314 [details]
Created attachment 816315 [details]
Created attachment 816316 [details]
Created attachment 816317 [details]
I've attached all the logs from the /var/log/anaconda directory. Three files, (ks-script-5Kwbll.log, ks-script-hcs8m5.log, ks-script-WDaWkX.log) were all empty - so they weren't uploaded.
This was from the TC5 DVD image. I've gotten the same results with both iso to USB from dd and iso to USB from livecd tools.
Let me know if there's anything else you need.
Discussed in 2013-10-28 Blocker Review meeting . Voted an AcceptedFreezeException. This would be a release blocking bug for a primary DE but not for a secondary DE. A tested fix would be considered past freeze.
Fix pushed to master as e98272891b0c6565b5fc9207aefc602cbba393a0. I'll hold off on pushing it to f20-branch since this bug doesn't have the magic words for beta.
David: er, it did - it was marked as an acceptedfreezeexception as of comment #13 above. But a bit late now, maybe?
seen in default f20 LXDE netinstall and DVD x86_64in Beta TC-2 install
no internet group in menu
Preferred Applications browser and mail client are empty
no browser or mail
The initial reproducer of this bug seems to be fixed. What's found in comps  is reflected in anaconda. The issue in Comment 16 doesn't seem to be the same - because there's no groups set in comps as default="true" like there is in Xfce.