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Bug 146574 - Cannot install GNOME without KDE from kickstart installation
Cannot install GNOME without KDE from kickstart installation
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: desktop-printing (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2005-01-29 17:25 EST by Duncan Innes
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:42 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:08:11 EDT
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Description Duncan Innes 2005-01-29 17:25:04 EST
Description of problem:
When building a kickstart install file, it appears impossible to
install GNOME without installing KDE also.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time we create or edit the kickstart file and then perform a
network install, KDE is installed despite not being selected as an
installed component.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create kickstart file to install GNOME desktop but NOT KDE
2. Install OS using this kickstart file (we're doing a network boot
and then FTP install)
Actual results:
Several KDE components are installed (kdebase, kdelibs and some others
that I can't remember at the moment)

Expected results:
Expect full install of GNOME and zero install of KDE.

Additional info:
The bogey rpm seems to be desktop-printing which requires KDE for some
reason.  desktop-printing is part of the GNOME Desktop group and part
of the KDE Desktop group.
Comment 1 Duncan Innes 2005-01-29 17:55:22 EST
Perhaps have the wrong component here.

I don't think that redhat-config-kickstart can do anything about the

Is it more a fault of the actual desktop-printing rpm or the comps.xml
Comment 2 Paul Nasrat 2005-02-13 23:45:27 EST
I agree this is filed on the incorrect component - reassigning to desktop-printing
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:08:11 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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