Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160938
Packages from Extras should be available from menu
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:08 EST
Description of problem:
Packages in Extras tend to be forgotten, because the user have no idea that they
Adding a repository line to /etc/yum.conf is hardly user friendly.
Suggested solution to problem:
In the package menu should programs like Abiword and Gnumeric still be present,
but with a small icon of a networking card to the left of the name.
The icon should indicate that, the installer will download these packages from
the net during installation.
In order not to prolong the installation time, these packages starts downloading
when the installation of the core packages begins. When these are installed, the
Extra packages will be done downloading, and be ready for installation.
As one of the AbiWord maintainer, I really feel offended that Fedora has
a/ moved AbiWord and Gnumeric to extras
b/ made extras completely ignored because the package source is not by default.
(I already ranted about that in the past)
Users can do yum install abiword post install, adding yum support to anaconda
for FC5 is the plan.
In addition to extras it would be great to have the option to include other
E.g. freshrpms - then users would be able to install xine(DVD player).
There is now a UI and a kickstart method for adding additional repositories to
the install, and the packages in these extra repos are merged into the package
selection UI automatically.