Bug 80276 - RFE: Finer-grained package selection during update
Summary: RFE: Finer-grained package selection during update
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-23 21:52 UTC by H. Peter Anvin
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-03-12 17:42:57 UTC

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Description H. Peter Anvin 2002-12-23 21:52:57 UTC
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Description of problem:
When choosing "select packages to update" during a system update, it is unclear
what the checkbox actually does.  It would be a lot nicer if one could choose
between three alternatives: UPDATE, LEAVE, and DELETE.  (Say, for example, green
checkmark, blue dash, and red trashcan.)  Being able to delete a package would
be nice especially when space is tight.

If the currently installed version is the same as the current version, the
UPDATE alternative should either be unavailable or indicated as redundant,
perhaps by putting the green checkmark and blue dash within parenthesis.  This
is important, since a missing checkmark right now doesn't explain if it's
missing because the package is already up to date.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade an existing system
2. Choose customize packages


Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-24 21:18:51 UTC
As for package removal, I'm not sure that package removal is bound in the
installer context.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-27 15:46:15 UTC
We will consider this request for a future release.

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