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Description of problem:
I had installed Fedora core - 3 with just gnome. I wanted to try out a
few more packages and used the software installer. I selected a lot of
packages and proceeded with the install.
The installer would install a set of packages and ask for changing the
CD. It would ask for the same CD multiple times. For eg., after
installing one set of packages in CD-2, it would move onto CD-3, then
to CD-2, then to CD-3, and back to CD-2 so on.
As I see it, the installer builds a list a list of packages and
requests a change in CD when it does not find it in the current list.
This is irritating especially when upgrading. Users would find it a
lot more easy if the packages after selection were to be hashed on the
CD number and then installed on a per CD basis. That way we don't have
to change more than 4 times.
This is a feature which has been missing in RedHat for a long time now.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Linux with minimum set of packages
2.Upgrade with a lot of packages.
3.Keep changing CDs.
Actual Results: I had to change the CDs a lot of times(around 15).
Expected Results: I should have changed it just 4 times.
The next generation tool is goign to do transaction ordering itself instead of
depending on RPM just for this reason