How this bug can come out of its dead-end? Any suggestions?!

Thomas Spura tomspur at
Sat May 8 13:43:47 UTC 2010

Am Samstag, den 08.05.2010, 15:31 +0200 schrieb drago01:
> On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Hedayat Vatankhah <hedayat at> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > There is a bug in Fedora package management since FC4 (except Fedora 8)
> > that potentially affects ALL of the Fedora installation DVD users
> > (people who are not annoyed by this bug will probably find other
> > alternatives more suitable (e.g. Live CD install, Network install or the
> > new BFO if I spell correctly!)). The reason that this bug is still open
> > is not technical, but almost completely political. And as I see it in
> > the current state, it is not going to be fixed anytime soon.
> >
> >
> > The mentioned bug is this one:
> > (installation media
> > support in PackageKit).
> >
> >
> > While a user can create a repo file for the DVD's mount point and go
> > with it, but that is not acceptable for a new user to live with such a
> > solution.
> >
> >
> > It is really annoying that the installation DVD is useless for an
> > ordinary user after installation. And this is really unfortunate that
> > this bug is still open because of such small issues.
> Why?
> The installation DVD is for installing the system that's it.
> Installing software from it afterwards is pointless anyway as updates
> might cause dep conflicts and or provide newer/fixed versions anyway.

What if the user has a poor internet quality, if any and (s)he wants to
install only some packages directly from the dvd? Just using the dvd and
no updates at all won't cause dep conflicts.

In this special case, it would be "nice to have" the possibility for
easily install from the dvd, but not a "must have" in general...


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