Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160866
during custom package selection, selections not always honored (or ignored)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:08 EST
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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):
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.
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.
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.
Created attachment 115726 [details]
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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
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.