Bug 524224 - Please package preupgrade-gtk and preupgrade-cli separately
Summary: Please package preupgrade-gtk and preupgrade-cli separately
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade
Version: 19
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-18 13:03 UTC by Vedran Miletić
Modified: 2014-06-14 08:06 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-06-14 08:06:12 UTC
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Description Vedran Miletić 2009-09-18 13:03:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
It would be nice to be able to install preupgrade-cli without installing loads of unnecessary X and GTK2 libs.

I'm not sure if this has to do only with preupgrade package or with actual software. I looked at the source, and it _seems_ to me that it would be possible to package gui and cli separately, but it would better to have someone who actually works at preupgrade confirm or deny this.

Comment 1 Pavel Urban 2009-09-18 16:06:21 UTC
I've tried to install preupgrade on F10 noX server with --nodeps and preupgrade-cli seemed to work fine, so I think it should be possible - and I would welcome X and cli split, too.

Comment 2 Vedran Miletić 2009-09-21 19:44:14 UTC
Seth Vidal, is this doable?

Comment 3 seth vidal 2009-09-21 19:50:03 UTC
Doable, sure - I'm not sure why/how it is terribly useful. Are you using preupgrade on server-type systems? And if so, why? why not just use kickstart?

Comment 4 Vedran Miletić 2009-09-21 20:01:04 UTC
Yes, I am. It's simple and useful, and I like the way it works. Not to mention that I wasn't aware that it was possible to do upgrades over SSH on a headless server using kickstart. Is that mentioned somewhere in the documentation?

Comment 5 seth vidal 2009-09-21 20:08:55 UTC
kickstart using vnc. That way you can watch/manage the install if you want.

And to do so over ssh - you just download the initrd.img and kernel and put them in grub on the box you want (just like preupgrade does) and then reboot the machine.

Check out what cobbler does to handle exactly this.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 12:36:41 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 7 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2010-04-16 14:34:53 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

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Comment 9 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 18:57:43 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

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Comment 10 Vedran Miletić 2014-06-14 08:06:12 UTC
Since fedup is new and cool thing I guess this is no longer important.

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