Minimalist Installs (was Checkbox for "Install Everything")

Mauriat M mirandam at
Mon May 21 21:32:54 UTC 2007

On 5/21/07, Tom Horsley <tom.horsley at> wrote:
> On Mon, 21 May 2007 08:53:07 -0400
> "Mauriat M" <mirandam at> wrote:
> > > For the record... Starting off with some minimum default installation, and
> > > then adding stuff later, doesn't necessarily work all that well either.
> >
> > You are using a test release to base that conclusion. The behavior in
> > beta software does not necessarily represent how the final product
> > will be.
> Actually, here's a thing I wonder about in connection with this:
> If I run the Add/Remove software app pointing to the network repos
> and/or mirrors, I get useful "package groups" where I can select
> or browse, etc.
> If I make a .repo file that points to the mounted DVD image, I can see
> the individual rpms, but I get no package groups to categorize
> things for me, yet when I was installing off the exact same media
> in anaconda, I did get package groups.
> This behavior is another problem with doing a minimal install, then
> going back and adding things, since the adding things part only works
> well if you add them from the network (which might be a problem
> with slow or no network access).
> Is there some way I can't figure out to make a repo from the DVD
> that will actually work and know about the package groupings?

I agree that the Add/Remove functionality is severly crippled with
respect to loading from a media. This *really* needs to be addressed.

Try this, not sure if it will work for package groups.


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