Release criteria proposal: stop caring about text mode firstboot

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Aug 9 00:29:53 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-08-08 at 18:08 -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 17:18, Adam Williamson <awilliam at> wrote:
> > Hey, folks. So, Athmane noticed that text mode firstboot doesn't really
> > happen in Fedora 16, as it's 'expected' to in the new base test case:
> >
> >
> >
> > we did a bit of investigation and found that this is kinda normal.
> > firstboot is in the base-x package group in comps. it doesn't get
> > installed if you do a regular text mode installation. So if you're doing
> > a minimal / text mode install, you don't get firstboot. I confirmed that
> > this is also the case in F15, and I'm pretty sure it's the same in F14
> > and all the way back. This is clearly 'intentional' at some level, and I
> > don't think anyone complained about it in f14 or f15.
> Oh. Yeah, this has been happening at least since F14. I never opened a
> bug on it because I expected it was "you are too small to ride this
> ride" when going for a minimal install. [Not that I have been
> offiicially testing for this. I was just doing these installs on boxes
> where graphics makes no sense.]

it's not just minimal, it's 'anything without base-x'. but yeah.
Adam Williamson
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