Bug 159491 - Several bugs with the installer's text-mode package selection
Several bugs with the installer's text-mode package selection
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
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Blocks: FC5Blocker
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Reported: 2005-06-02 18:09 EDT by John Caruso
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-31 16:07:51 EST
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Description John Caruso 2005-06-02 18:09:54 EDT
Description of problem:

When doing a text-mode install of RHEL4, there are several bugs (or questionable
behaviors) in the package selection portion of the process:

1) Including a package group (e.g. "Server Configuration Tools") will often not
cause the "Total install size" to be updated.  To get it to update, it's often
necessary to select and then unselect some other package group several times.

2) If you use F2 ("Group Details") to customize a package group, make some
changes, and then use F2 again on the same package group, the changes you've
made will be forgotten and the group will have been reset to its default
settings.  This makes it impossible to verify that you've customized the group
correctly.  And...

3) ...the "Total install size" also isn't updated correctly all the time when
you use F2 to customize a package group.

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

This has been happening since RHEL3, and apparently hasn't been fixed under RHEL4.

How reproducible:

Perform a text-mode install ("linux text").
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2006-01-31 16:07:51 EST
This should be fxied in the rework of this screen in FC5
Comment 3 John Caruso 2006-01-31 16:10:43 EST
FC5/Rawhide is Fedora, right?  I've reported this bug for RHEL, not Fedora.  Are
you saying this fix will find its way into RHEL4 as well?

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