F19 DVD over size - what to drop?

Mike Pinkerton pselists at mindspring.com
Fri May 3 17:14:54 UTC 2013


On 3 May 2013, at 09:45, J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson wrote:

> Why bother with the DVD et all and enter countless debates what  
> should and should not be on it.
>
> Why not just make the assumption that administrators will use the  
> netinstall and or ks and desktop users will use live spins?


When you download the DVD iso you can verify its checksum.

Does anaconda check package signatures for the netinstall?

Does netinstall even work well?

For F18 I planned to do netinstalls on a dozen or so desktop  
workstations and a couple of new servers, using our internal trusted  
Fedora repo.  After specifying our internal repo as the source,  
netinstall would not allow me to choose the software to install --  
all I got was the yellow triangle on the summary page, and blank  
pages where I should have been able to choose "Gnome desktop",  
"network server", etc.

If I selected the software first, then chose our internal Fedora repo  
as the source, netinstall would delete the software choice, leaving  
me in the same predicament -- I could choose either the software to  
install or the repo from which to install it, but not both.  Of  
course, anaconda won't start the installation until both are satisfied.

So, in the end, I had to do all the installations with a DVD, then do  
updates from our internal Fedora repo.

I've been meaning to file a bug about this, but haven't found the  
time yet.

-- 
Mike




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