Schedule for Wednesday's FESCo Meeting (2012-10-10)

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Thu Oct 11 01:07:55 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-10-10 at 19:40 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 04:39:13PM -0600, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > > Doesn't that come down to "it's random" in the combined case?
> > Well, not exactly. It's in actual install order. So if you
> > 
> > yum install gdm
> > and then 
> > yum install lightdm
> But what if it's done by anaconda?

The more cases you start considering the trickier this gets. There's
always a 'what if'. But for the main cases, it's not an operative
concern: anaconda only lets you install one desktop, now. For any
interactive anaconda install in F18 there will be one desktop and one
DM, so there's no problem.

You can do a multiple desktop install with a kickstart file. That's one
of the 'what ifs'. And in that case, you won't really know which DM will
get enabled. But is it really a big deal? You'll get *a* DM enabled, at
least. A lot of the time you probably aren't going to care which one you
get. If you do care, it's one command to change it. We just decided it
really wasn't going to ruin anyone's day in the end. Any time you're
installing multiple desktops, you're letting yourself in for a certain
amount of configuration work anyhow.
Adam Williamson
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