No Full Control Install!

Jim Cornette redhat-jc at
Sun Nov 9 02:15:50 UTC 2003

Ben Russo wrote:
> Homer Parker wrote:
>> On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 13:00, Doug Stewart wrote:
>>> must not have been paying attention to the fedora-test-list.
>>> The thinking goes (and someone from RH correct me if I'm wrong) is that
>>> anaconda is the wrong place to be doing package selection.  Eventually,
>>> FC should just get enough of a system up and running for the users to be
>>> able to select/install packages from a nice, X-enabled FirstBoot 
>>> situation.
>>     But what if you're *not* installing X?
> You can still use YUM.  And it is much more flexible with a full BASH 
> shell and Unix shell utilities
> than the curses based menu system.
> Also, I'm surprised no one has brought it up, but you could always make 
> a kickstart file
> to install your system however you want.  You can even add POST-INSTALL 
> scripts to your
> kickstart system to further configure and tune and tweak your system in 
> ways that you want.
> In my opinion, the simpler the bootable install is, the better.
> *IF they do decide to make the installer more powerfully, I hope it is 
> with a 'hidden' option,
> that is not displayed on the screen.  (some boot-up option like "Linux 
> expert" )
> -Ben.

If you do a server install. You get to select program groups from the 
package selection. It is preferable to me to do server installs.

It seems pretty close to the old way of being able to choose programs 
for the regular install.


Let me put it this way: today is going to be a learning experience.

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