F19 DVD over size - what to drop?

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri May 3 02:14:46 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-05-02 at 21:50 -0400, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 05/02/2013 07:55 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > There's some newUI wrinkles there; for F18, the DVD media actually could
> > not supplement the install from online repos (pre-newUI this was always
> > possible). I think this is meant to be possible again in F19, but I
> > didn't get around yet to checking if it is, and if so, how it's
> > presented in UI terms. I don't *think* the package spoke has any code to
> > split up the groups by whether they're on the medium you're installing
> > from or not, but I could certainly be wrong.
> Without that split, it isn't really possible to make intelligent 
> decisions about when to rely on the media and when to rely on network.  

Sure, as things stand (and stood in F17) we kinda assume that if you
enable the remote repos, you don't really mind too much whether any
particular thing you install comes from repos or media.

> It would also be somewhat tricky if you want to be able to choose to get 
> the updates  for the packages in the media during installation itself.

Well, more 'impossible' than 'tricky', at least as it was in oldUI. You
didn't get to choose; if there was an updated version in the repos, that
was what you got. I think it'll be the same in 19, but I haven't checked
Adam Williamson
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