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Bug 76658

Summary: RFE:Distinguish between installed and upgraded packages during version upgrades
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Joe Klemmer <klemmerj>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: 8.0CC: klemmerj, mitr
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Description Joe Klemmer 2002-10-24 17:40:09 UTC
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Description of problem:
When doing an upgrade from one RH version to another, if one selects to view the
packages you see a list of rpms that can either be checked or unchecked. 
Checked rpms are the ones that anaconda will upgrade to bring you to the new
version.  There is, however, no way to distinguish between packages that are not
installed and packages that are installed but not being upgraded.  It would be
good to have some indicator of what rpms are already installed but not being
upgraded.  An example would be something like this -

[X] nmap      <--- Package being installed/upgraded
[ ] iptables  <--- Package not installed
[#] snort     <--- Package currentlly installed but not needing upgrade

I hope this makes sense.  Please email me if further clarification is needed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start an upgrade (i.e. 7.3 to 8.0)
2. Choose to view all packages
3. You will see that any package only has two states and that there's no easy
way to tell if an unselected package is not installed or mearly not in need of

Additional info:

This is something that would really be helpfull for those of us who have been
upgrading systems since RH 2.1.  :-)

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-07-28 23:14:33 UTC
This isn't a concern with our current interface.