Bug 71501 - Not all packages present in flat view
Summary: Not all packages present in flat view
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-08-14 13:51 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:45 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-04 21:46:40 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2002-08-14 13:51:32 UTC
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Description of problem:
In version 7.2 selecting flat view when installing packages provided the list 
of ALL packages. 7.3 limits this just to those packages that it thinks are 
selectable (no selection for i.e. sendmail)

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run installer
2. Select Custom Setup
3. Choose Select Individual Packages
4. Select Flat View 

Actual Results:  The list of the packages already accessible through Tree View

Expected Results:  ALL packages

Additional info:

Is there a workaround? Except uninstalling unneeded packages after installation?

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-14 18:48:22 UTC
Packages required by the base install are not shown.

We should probably show them and not let them be unselected, but show them as

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-08-14 19:17:59 UTC
I do understand that you have to support users that might want to install Red 
Hat, but still to unselect kernel because it is large. However I think that the 
right approach would be to display all these packages, still allow users to 
disable them, but show a warning pop-up.
In my view there are quite a few packages in this "standard" portion that I 
would leave out of, say, firewall, and not allowing me to disselect them 
reminds me too much of Windows where you end up installing Minesweeper and 
Solitaire whether you like it or not.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-03-04 21:46:40 UTC
We now allow selection of everything that isn't going to cause a critical
problem if you don't install it.  Which cuts things down quite  abit more.  

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