[Fedora QA] #68: Selecting all packages in QA/TestCases/InstallSourceDvd

Kamil Paral kparal at redhat.com
Mon May 3 13:42:45 UTC 2010

----- "Tom Horsley" <horsley1953 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 03 May 2010 11:22:39 -0000
> Fedora QA wrote:
> >  That's almost impossible to do in GUI. We should propose a doable
> way
> >  there. Maybe prepare some kickstart file?
> It isn't hard to install "most" packages, just utterly undocumented:
> Click on one package to get focus in package list, type Ctrl-A to
> select all packages, right click to get context menu and pick
> "select all optional packages", repeat for all package groups.

that's really good, thanks.

> Of course, that probably won't get "all" packages, but it will
> get all packages actually listed as optional (why there would
> be other packages not listed at all cluttering the dvd is a
> question I can't answer).
> Why there isn't a button that just does the equivalent of
> the above nonsense with the keyboard and mouse is beyond my
> comprehension.

Anaconda could certainly make a good use of an user interface
usability expert, that's true.

> I sure wish I knew how to bring up the context menu without
> having to use the mouse though, since it is much more
> convenient to avoid the mouse in virtual machine installs.
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