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Re: From release notes for FC5T3 (web)



Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-03-06 at 10:51, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> 
>> Right on spot. Everything installation was a bandaid over inflexible 
>> package management post installation to the point that the users felt 
>> that just selecting everything would save them a lot of potential  pain 
>> later.
> 
> The part about saving time is still probably true.  Who wants to
> be in the middle of something and run into missing programs
> needed to complete it?   And if you don't have at least one

Hum well if the things are really needed for automated tasks they should
be dependencies, and so always be available.  If you mean you suddenly
discover that you needed some utility or app on a larger scale then you
can just yum it in.  I definitely like that better, that the machine is
at least tending towards just having what it needs installed.

> machine with 'everything' installed, how are you supposed to
> find out what is available and if you like it?

Lots of packages can be installed and not really discoverable from the
system menus.  If a commandline utility goes in /usr/bin then unless you
know the name you will likely never be aware of it (I guess apropos
might help).  So "install everything" so I can try things is really
"bloat me" with many things I will never know I have.

yum has some cool features.  Try

yum search java

or

yum search bittorrent

for example.

-Andy

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