|Summary:||Bad behaviour when selecting "everything"|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||jfm2|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2002-11-19 18:29:45 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description jfm2 2002-11-19 09:27:42 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020830 Description of problem: I use to select "everything" when installing but I certainly don't mean manpages, fonts and software intended for languages I didn't select in the list and I don't read. It is still more aggarvating because the new graphical package tool does not allow to uninstall fonts. IMHO correct behaviour should be to install only the docs, fonts and linguistic software needed for selected languages by the user (plus those for US english since there is muvh unstranslated software) not chinese fonts, russian manpages and fidjian KDE docs. Alternatively: prompt the user if he has selected "everything" Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install and select "verything" 2. 3. Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-11-19 19:48:05 UTC
No, everything means (according to the Merriam Webster dictionary) "all that exists". Everything doesn't mean "everything except these certain things that I don't think count as everything."
Comment 2 jfm2 2002-11-19 20:19:38 UTC
Webster could tell that but books about economy and business tell that if customers tell that "everything" means "software plus only docs and fonts needed for the languages they selected and not Chinese or Fidjian" then customers are right and Webster is wrong. Webster does't back its opinions with $$. And BTW I bought a copy of Psyche. I select everything for one reason: when I compile a piece of software, autoconf will try to autodetect required components needed for the build. If something is missing either the build will fail or still worse it will silently discard that functionality and I will get a crippled piece of software. For instance if png-devel is not installed I could get a Gimp who does not handle PNGs. Installing everything has an additional benefit: I get reproducible builds. But I <b>don't</b> want chinese fonts or man pages in Czech. If it were easy to uninstall them then problem would be less annoying but in RedHat 8.0 the graphic tool quite simply doesn't show those font and doc packages so finding them and uninstalling them is painful. Now what you have to decide for next version of Anaconda is not what webster says but if there are more people with $$ in hand who think like you "everything means the kitchen sink too" or like me "Everything does not include docs and fonts for languages I didn't select bexcause I cannot read them". The side with more $$ wins.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 17:38:25 UTC
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