Bug 163297 - Minimal install: Text mode chooses different pakages then graphical mode
Minimal install: Text mode chooses different pakages then graphical mode
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-07-14 17:33 EDT by Ian Neubert
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-26 13:22:47 EST
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anaconda-ks file from Graphical install (1.24 KB, text/plain)
2005-07-15 12:58 EDT, Ian Neubert
no flags Details
anaconda-ks file from text install (1.23 KB, text/plain)
2005-07-15 14:18 EDT, Ian Neubert
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Description Ian Neubert 2005-07-14 17:33:57 EDT
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Description of problem:
The text mode installer is installing more packages than the graphical installer  when trying to make a minimal install. Either the text mode should assume you want minimal install after unselecting all the packages, or it should have a Minimal install checkbox like the graphical installer.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install in graphical mode and choose "Minimal" install, results in roughly 650 megs worth of packages. All on disc 1.
2. Install in text mode and unselect all packages (since there is no "Minimal" option) and you get roughly 720 megs of packages. And you need to use Disc 4.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-07-15 07:39:14 EDT
What language did you install in?
Comment 2 Ian Neubert 2005-07-15 12:58:52 EDT
Created attachment 116809 [details]
anaconda-ks file from Graphical install
Comment 3 Ian Neubert 2005-07-15 12:59:27 EDT
In both cases I used "English (English)".
Comment 4 Ian Neubert 2005-07-15 14:18:22 EDT
Created attachment 116815 [details]
anaconda-ks file from text install

The text based installer selects a few different packages than the graphical
installer. In the %packages section of anaconda-ks here is what text does
differently than graphics mode.

It adds:
@ dialup
@ java

And removes:
@ language-support
Comment 5 David Cantrell 2006-01-26 13:22:47 EST
I don't know if this bug is still relevant.  We're now using yum as the backend
for package installation in anaconda.  In the text and graphical installation
modes, users are no longer given the option of Minimal, Desktop, Everything, or
whatever installs.  There is a default package set selected and as users enable
other groups, yum figures out what else is needed.

That said, I did two default installs from rawhide.  One using the graphical
interface and one using the text interface.  The anaconda-ks.cfg and install.log
files created by accepting the defaults in the installer are the same.  I
compared the output of 'rpm -qa' from both install runs and they are identical.

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