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Re: fc5: install everything?

On Fri, 2006-03-31 at 07:16, Claude Jones wrote:

> But, this argument, I'm sure, will go on and on -- too bad, because, the 
> matter has been settled - to paraphrase W. Churchill, using up the present to 
> argue about the past is a good way to shortchange the future...

I don't see how that applies unless you think there won't be
any future versions or any future changes.  I still think there
should be a one-click way to install what 'everything' used
to be. It doesn't really have to be 'everything', but it
should be what someone who had a part in choosing the
set of packages on the CD thinks will make a useful and
complete system for most purposes.   It could be called
'complete' instead.  It doesn't have to be everything
on the CD but then again, if a package doesn't have
a common use, why is it on the core CDs in the first
place?  I think most new users would rather take another
dollar's worth of disk space to never have to deal with
problems like the vmware modules not building because
the kernel headers aren't there, or their web application
not connecting to their database because the php or dbi
modules aren't there, or some perl app installation pulling
in CPAN modules when RPMs are available but not installed.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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