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Re: fc5: install everything?

> Claude Jones wrote:
>> On Tue March 28 2006 15:29, Jim Cornette wrote:
>>> The everything install is not really missing. The choice is a
>>> few clicks away vs. one button to pull in all packages
>>> available in core.
>> After kicking up a big fuss over this, I now pretty much agree
>> with you. Any time lost by having to click through several extra
>> menus is offset by the time saved by not having to deal with the
>> issues that were created by the old "everything" button, after
>> the installation.
> I've never seen any problems from an "everything" installation of either
> redhat or fedora.
> I counted about 800 clicks to get a complete install by clicking on all
> of the separate packages, (not counting the couple of reinstalls because
> I missed one of two from manual error).
> So I disagree.  This isn't a reasonable alternative.  A one click
> install would have been vastly preferable from my perspective.


Some months ago I complained about the "everything" option which literally
installed everything -- including support for every language on the
planet. Thereafter having to update umpteen unused OOo language modules
needlessly burned up a lot of bandwidth.

Unfortunately the pendulum has now swung too far in the opposite
direction. While language support has been broken out separately (thank
goodness), having to manually select all those other packages is a royal
pain in the okole.

It seems to me that an ideal compromise would be two omnibus check boxes,
one for all apps (but not languages) and a separate one for all languages.

Just my $0.02....

--Doc Savage
  Fairview Heights, IL

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