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Description of problem:
When one installs Redhat 8.0 for the first time, they are given a version of the
redhat-config-packages manager which allows them to 'select individual
packages', along WITH the major categories like 'X Window System', 'Gnome
Workstation' and 'Kernel Development'.
If, after installation, you again run 'redhat-config-packages', individual
package selection is not present.
The problem is that many packages which ARE a part of the Redhat standard RPM
packages (such as httpd-devel) but have not been categorized by the package
manager cannot be installed BY the package manager. Installers in this case must
resort to command line installation of these packages (and, of course, the
package manager never acknowledges the installation of these packages because it
doesn't show them in the first place).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load redhat-config-packages after a successful installation.
2. Attempt to install httpd-devel (a standard package included with 8.0) through
Actual Results: httpd-devel was not available to install through the package
manager at all, so I resorted to 'rpm --install httpd-devel-*.rpm, after
manually mounting RH 8.0 disc 3 for i386 (and the trial and error to determine
what disc the package was actually on). I'm sure there are other packages for
which this is true.
Expected Results: redhat-config-packages should have the ability to install any
package that is included with the standard distribution, through the package
I base this bug submission on the assumption that the package manager wants to
be able to install any package which originally came with the Redhat
installation. This isn't a request to handle foreign RPMs, but those which
should already be handled by the installer.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75736 ***