Hardware support on Fedora Server DVD

Dennis Gilmore dennis at ausil.us
Fri Jun 12 14:41:22 UTC 2015

On Friday, June 12, 2015 08:54:55 AM Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> So yesterday a bug[1] showed up where someone installed Fedora Server
> on a laptop using the network install media over a WiFI connection and
> after startup did not have the proper packages to use WiFI in the
> installed system.
> This was part of a conscious decision in the past that WiFI was not
> commonly present on server hardware. That being said, do we want to
> make it available as an optional comps group and include it on the DVD
> media? This will likely increase the size of the DVD (though probably
> not by much, since most of the required packages are already required
> by Anaconda). I'm leaning towards yes, but the alternative would be to
> somehow document the lack of WiFI out-of-the-box better.

just because anaconda requires the packages does not mean that the size will 
not increase. anaconda's requirement means they get installed into the 
filesystem for the anaconda runtime. you need to add the rpms into the package 
set.  I think it is fair and reasonable to include wifi support by default. 
you have two choices I think. always install wifi support, or teach anaconda 
to detect the presence of wifi hardware and install wifi support then

> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1230223
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