We will soon be at FC4 and system-config-packages will still fall short

Raymond Lillard rlillard at sonic.net
Thu Mar 24 07:44:14 UTC 2005

Michael A. Peters wrote:
> On 03/23/2005 10:52:40 PM, Raymond Lillard wrote:
>> Dawid Zamirski wrote:
>>> seth vidal wrote:
>>>>> System-config-packages really needs, I would say, requires,
>>>>> an option allowing to see everything instead of just a subset of  the
>>>>> distribution like presently.  Yes, I filed an RFE a loooong
>>>>> time ago.  But FC4 will be still another release of Fedora
>>>>> where most of the distribution is not visible from
>>>>> system-config-packages so the only solution is use RPM from
>>>>> the command line, while fighting dependencies and trying to
>>>>> find what CD has the required package.
>> On a related topic, I agree it would be good to have complete
>> control over the package selection, what I would like even
>> better would be the return of the list of additional packages
>> needed to satisfy the dependencies of the chosen packages.
>> Often times, one selects a single small package with out
>> knowing its dependencies and suddenly pulls in a ton of
>> stuff that was not wanted.
> yum does this, I would expect pup would too.

Unless I mis-understood Seth's original point, the subject
is package selection during installation.  Yum works after


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