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Bug 160866 - during custom package selection, selections not always honored (or ignored)
Summary: during custom package selection, selections not always honored (or ignored)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 4
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-17 21:08 UTC by John William
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-11-28 19:39:37 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
install.log file (deleted)
2005-06-21 01:30 UTC, John William
no flags Details
anaconda.log file (deleted)
2005-06-21 01:31 UTC, John William
no flags Details
anaconda.syslog file (deleted)
2005-06-21 01:32 UTC, John William
no flags Details

Description John William 2005-06-17 21:08:13 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Q312461)

Description of problem:
When performing a custom package install (clean install) some of the package selections seem to get "lost" or "ignored". Two machines seemed to have problems with ignored the de-select of vi and selection of emacs. I can understand packages being re-selected for install to satisfy some dependency, but I cannot see a reason why a package would not be installed after being selected (emacs).

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform install, select custom to manually select packages.
2. After installation, carefully compare packages actually installed to packages selected during install process.

Actual Results:  The two lists are different, with the most troubling differences being that some packages selected to be installed were not.

Expected Results:  Packages selected (or de-selected) should be honored. In particular, if there is a good reason why a package cannot be installed then inform the user, but I thought the installer just added packages to satisfy dependencies.

Additional info:

Marking priority as low as it's annoying, but the packages can then be added/removed once the system is running. Fortunately, I have not seen this problem effect any critical packages.

Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2005-06-19 22:51:16 UTC
Could you attach the /root/install.log, /var/log/anaconda.log and
/var/log/anaconda.syslog and the actual packages you selected of an affected system.

Comment 2 John William 2005-06-21 01:30:50 UTC
Created attachment 115726 [details]
install.log file

Comment 3 John William 2005-06-21 01:31:28 UTC
Created attachment 115727 [details]
anaconda.log file

Comment 4 John William 2005-06-21 01:32:08 UTC
Created attachment 115728 [details]
anaconda.syslog file

Comment 5 John William 2005-06-21 03:54:15 UTC
I spent a fair amount of time selecting (and de-selecting) packages for this 
particular machine's install so I can't give a detailed add-and-removed list, 
but I specifically selected emacs (under Editors) as one of the last things 
before proceeding with the installation. That's how I noticed the problem to 
begin with.

Comment 6 Paul Nasrat 2005-11-28 19:39:37 UTC
Package selection is being completely redone for FC5.  Closing this bug out as
we won't be using the code paths which would have hit this.

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