Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 321121
TCSH isn't installed by default
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:59:56 EST
Description of problem: The F8 installer doesn't install tcsh by default. Tcsh
should be installed by default.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
do you test final F8 installer? Is this bug still present or can be closed?
I did an install from using Fedora Live and it still wasn't there. I haven't
tried the full DVD of the final release.
The final F8 DVD release also does not install tcsh by default.
Although tcsh is rarely used for internal system accounts or
as a scripting language, it's very popular for interactive shells.
A Unix distribution without tcsh feels strange. ;-)
Changing component to "comps". But as I see in comps xml files, tcsh is optional
package, so if you want to use it, you can.
and I don't see it being added as a default package, just my 2c, though.
I could see including it on the DVD manifest. But I don't think it's pratical on
the the Live CD where space is an issue, or installed by default when nothing
TCSH has always been a default package in every RH release, why change it now.
TCSH is expected to be part of the baseline functionality of any *nix system, I
have 25 years worth of scripts and I'm sure I'm not alone. When you walk up to
any *nix system you expect to be able to use it.
I just installed Fedora 8 and the tcsh package was completely missing from the
DVD. I did verify the DVD after I burnded it and it checked out.
Workaround was to install tcsh rpm from the fedora7 DVD, seems to work fine.
(Note: I don't use Tcsh but our IT department is still using csh as the default
login shell, and very unwilling to change it for users).
Assigning to pungi for the manifest.
tcsh moved to option in F7, and thus it fell off the DVD media. I've already
added it to the manifest so that it will be on the DVD, but I'm not going to
change it from optional to default again.