Bug 160866 - during custom package selection, selections not always honored (or ignored)
during custom package selection, selections not always honored (or ignored)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-06-17 17:08 EDT by John William
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-28 14:39:37 EST
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install.log file (60.91 KB, text/x-log)
2005-06-20 21:30 EDT, John William
no flags Details
anaconda.log file (17.46 KB, text/x-log)
2005-06-20 21:31 EDT, John William
no flags Details
anaconda.syslog file (36.57 KB, text/plain)
2005-06-20 21:32 EDT, John William
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Description John William 2005-06-17 17:08:13 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Q312461)

Description of problem:
When performing a custom package install (clean install) some of the package selections seem to get "lost" or "ignored". Two machines seemed to have problems with ignored the de-select of vi and selection of emacs. I can understand packages being re-selected for install to satisfy some dependency, but I cannot see a reason why a package would not be installed after being selected (emacs).

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform install, select custom to manually select packages.
2. After installation, carefully compare packages actually installed to packages selected during install process.

Actual Results:  The two lists are different, with the most troubling differences being that some packages selected to be installed were not.

Expected Results:  Packages selected (or de-selected) should be honored. In particular, if there is a good reason why a package cannot be installed then inform the user, but I thought the installer just added packages to satisfy dependencies.

Additional info:

Marking priority as low as it's annoying, but the packages can then be added/removed once the system is running. Fortunately, I have not seen this problem effect any critical packages.
Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2005-06-19 18:51:16 EDT
Could you attach the /root/install.log, /var/log/anaconda.log and
/var/log/anaconda.syslog and the actual packages you selected of an affected system.
Comment 2 John William 2005-06-20 21:30:50 EDT
Created attachment 115726 [details]
install.log file
Comment 3 John William 2005-06-20 21:31:28 EDT
Created attachment 115727 [details]
anaconda.log file
Comment 4 John William 2005-06-20 21:32:08 EDT
Created attachment 115728 [details]
anaconda.syslog file
Comment 5 John William 2005-06-20 23:54:15 EDT
I spent a fair amount of time selecting (and de-selecting) packages for this 
particular machine's install so I can't give a detailed add-and-removed list, 
but I specifically selected emacs (under Editors) as one of the last things 
before proceeding with the installation. That's how I noticed the problem to 
begin with.
Comment 6 Paul Nasrat 2005-11-28 14:39:37 EST
Package selection is being completely redone for FC5.  Closing this bug out as
we won't be using the code paths which would have hit this.

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