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Bug 22381 - RFE: package descriptions in text installer
RFE: package descriptions in text installer
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-12-16 01:27 EST by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-18 12:27:05 EST
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Description Ed McKenzie 2000-12-16 01:27:58 EST
newt probably isn't sophisticated enough to do this easily, but it would be
nice if the text-mode installer showed package descriptions in the 'select
individual packages' dialog, similar to the graphical installer.
Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2000-12-16 20:13:28 EST
IIRC you can see them by pressing F1.

There might be space to show this by default though.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-12-18 12:27:01 EST
Passing to a developer for evaluation.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2000-12-18 12:34:15 EST
Pressing F2 shows a package description in a pop-up window.  The info at the
bottom of the screen tells the user how to navigate the screen.  I agree that it
would be nice to be able to see the package descriptions on the same screen, but
we're really limited space-wise in text mode.  There's just not enough space to
put a meaningful amount of information without it having to be in a pop-up

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