Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71501
Not all packages present in flat view
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:31 EDT
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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):
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
Is there a workaround? Except uninstalling unneeded packages after installation?
Packages required by the base install are not shown.
We should probably show them and not let them be unselected, but show them as
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.
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.