F19 DVD over size - what to drop?

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri May 3 02:44:46 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-05-02 at 19:14 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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
> yet.

As is almost always the case, you have a lot more control over this in a
kickstart install. With some obscure parameters to repo= , you can
prioritize repos over other repos, and even specify that specific
packages must come from particular repos.
Adam Williamson
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