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Re: fc5: install everything?



Bruno Wolff III wrote:
On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 13:06:24 -0800,
  "K. Richard Pixley" <rich noir com> wrote:
  
fc5 installer has me confused and stumped.  Could someone please tell me 
where to find the "install everything" option?
    
That feature was dropped.
You can do select all by right clicking, but you have to be at least one
level down to do this.
This won't actually install all of the rpms, but may be good enough for you.
  
Bah.  Thanks.

What's the rationale here?  And what's the new procedure?

I mean, one of the reasons I use a full distribution like fedora is that I don't want to run around with cd's all the time.  I want everything available on my development machine immediately and I'm perfectly fine with spending a measly 6-20gig to hold it.  Those extra gigabytes are much cheaper than my every needing to hunt down cd's so that I can (re)install some obscure tidbit that I might suddenly need in 6 months.  Or worse, doing it every 10 minutes for the first few weeks of using the installation.

I can understand wanting a minimal install for an installation for an embedded or vertical app, but that's no reason to eliminate the fat install.  Surely there must be an alternative.

--rich



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