Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70142
Firstboot requires metacity
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
I am not sure why Firstboot requires Metacity, but I don't like the requirement,
because Metacity will be defaulted to by Gnome2 if avaiable. I would prefer to
be able to install and run firstboot while choosing to install only Sawfish as a
window manager. Then Sawfish will be used by Gnome2 instead of Metacity.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot off the first cd
2. Start installer
3. Select Custom install
4. Unselect metacity
5. Make sure firstboot is selected
6. Click Next
Actual Results: Metacity is a requirement of Firstboot
Expected Results: The installer to continue.
Metacity is our default window manager for Gnome2. Firstboot needs a window
manager, so metacity is the logical choice. If you really want Sawfish, then
you can use gconf-editor in Gnome to change the default window manager.