Anaconda is totally trashing the F18 schedule (was Re: f18: how to install into a LVM partitions (or RAID))

Richard Hughes hughsient at
Tue Oct 30 20:35:14 UTC 2012

On 30 October 2012 18:45, Adam Williamson <awilliam at> wrote:
> so if were to try and switch back to oldui at
> this point, we'd have to go through the whole process of adjusting the
> code for the changes to dracut again, quite apart from any other issues.

I don't understand how fixing up the old anaconda with the dracut
changes would be so difficult. More than 140 man-hours? It's surely
going to be a lot less work than getting anaconda to a point where it
actually works with a consistent UI. Anaconda isn't the kind of thing
we can fix with a zero day update, and surely it should have been
developed in parallel with a release and then "switched on" just after
branching rather than the situation we have now where there is major
design and development work being done *so close* to where we should
have everything locked down tight.

I really don't see why the Anaconda team should be treated so
differently from every other team. If we ship anything close to the
Anaconda we've got now then F18 is going to get ripped apart by the


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