Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163297
Minimal install: Text mode chooses different pakages then graphical mode
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:10 EST
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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):
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.
What language did you install in?
Created attachment 116809 [details]
anaconda-ks file from Graphical install
In both cases I used "English (English)".
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.
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.