Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77025
choosing individual packages doesn't reuse data
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
During package installation the user is given a list of packages to include or
exclude. At the bottom is a checkbox 'choose individual packages'. But if the
user chooses that he must start over from scratch, because all those choices he
made before didn't do anything. This has been the case as far back as redhat 5.0
and I find it amazing that it hasn't been corrected yet.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Could you give an example? As far as I can tell the screens work as designed.
I can't give an example because I don't have a machine around that I can run the
installer on right now. Is the installer indeed designed to propogate the
selections made in the first screen into the "select indivdual packages" tree?
Because I remember things like gcc weren't selected even though I requested
BTW IMHO lynx should be included in the things selected by 'text-mode-internet'
in the first screen. If x can't be used lynx is vital for going on the net to
download rpms and look for documentation to solve your problem.
You're choices on the the component selection screen should affect the packages
which are selected on the individual package selection screen.
I'll verify this.
Requests for changes to the components should be filed in bugzilla against the
'comps' bugzilla component.
It seems to work for me.
I selected 'Custom', then selected 'Editors', which turned on emacs.
I clicked on the checkbox for individual package selection, and went forwards.
emacs was selected on the next screen.
I did verify this with kernel development packages. Maybe I just expected some
things to be included and then they weren't which led me to file this bug.
<shrug> It is annoying that I can't test this easily.
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