Bug 180527 - Anaconda installs X windows system when doing minimal install
Anaconda installs X windows system when doing minimal install
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-02-08 15:14 EST by Amin Astaneh
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-02-22 16:52:25 EST
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kickstart file (complete) (1.09 KB, text/plain)
2006-02-10 16:28 EST, Amin Astaneh
no flags Details
install.log from successful install (44.39 KB, text/plain)
2006-02-22 16:46 EST, Amin Astaneh
no flags Details

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Description Amin Astaneh 2006-02-08 15:14:07 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20051220 Firefox/1.0.7

Description of problem:
I did a linux text installation of RHEL4, where I unselected every package available in order to get a minimum installation. Instead of the expected 600mb minimum install size, I get an installation size of 1200mb, which include xorg-x11 packages and associated gnome and kde libs.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. type linux text at install cd bootloader
2. Specify custom package install
3. Unselect all package groups
4. Install System

Actual Results:  Installs successfully, however installs X-related package groups. After reboot, linux goes into init 5 and starts X.

Expected Results:  Should only install base system packages. After reboot, linux should go into init 3 and remain in CLI mode. 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Amin Astaneh 2006-02-08 15:22:41 EST
Also attempted again with a kickstart file, using parameters skipx and text.
Same results.
Comment 2 Paul Nasrat 2006-02-08 16:38:38 EST
Please attach your ks.cfg (or paste in the %packages section).
Comment 3 Amin Astaneh 2006-02-10 15:33:48 EST
Tried to determine what dialup and compat-arch-support provides.. no real insight.

@ dialup
@ compat-arch-support
Comment 4 Amin Astaneh 2006-02-10 16:05:39 EST
After looking in the /RedHat/base/comps.xml in CD1,
the group compat-arch-support contains X-oriented packages in the default setting.

for example:

      <packagereq type="default">gtk+</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">gtk2</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">gtk2-engines</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">gtk-engines</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">gtkhtml2</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">gtksourceview</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">gtkspell</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">guile</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">hal</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">hesiod</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">iiimf-gtk</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">kdebase</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">kdelibs</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">kdemultimedia</packagereq>

Should anaconda not have included this package set in the install after
specifying as much of a bare-bones installation as possible?
Comment 5 Amin Astaneh 2006-02-10 16:28:58 EST
Created attachment 124531 [details]
kickstart file (complete)
Comment 6 Amin Astaneh 2006-02-22 16:45:07 EST
Did another install with this kickstart file, removing the dialup and
compat-arch-support groups

lang en_US.UTF-8
langsupport --default=en_US.UTF-8 en_US.UTF-8
keyboard us
network --device eth0 --bootproto dhcp
rootpw --iscrypted $1$m4JT1x7a$0q4rgNkwRVzel0MMp4fPL.
firewall --enabled
selinux --permissive
authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
timezone --utc America/New_York
bootloader --location=mbr
# The following is the partition information you requested
# Note that any partitions you deleted are not expressed
# here so unless you clear all partitions first, this is
# not guaranteed to work
#clearpart --linux --drives=sda
#part /boot --fstype "ext3" --size=100 --ondisk=sda
#part pv.100000 --size=0 --grow --ondisk=sda
#volgroup VolGroup00 --pesize=32768 pv.100000
#logvol / --fstype ext3 --name=LogVol00 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=1024 --grow
#logvol swap --fstype swap --name=LogVol01 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=128 --grow



This time, the installation went perfectly, only installing the base packages. I
will attach the install.log.

Comment 7 Amin Astaneh 2006-02-22 16:46:23 EST
Created attachment 125063 [details]
install.log from successful install
Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2006-02-22 16:52:25 EST
Yes, the compat-arch group will pull in lots of stuff.  If you only want
specific packages from it, you can specify them via name.arch

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