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Re: Making package installation default
On 03/04/2010 06:51, Jeremy Bopp wrote:
> Andrew DeFaria wrote:
>> A "silent" install might be cool but I can also see that it would be
>> useful to allow to user to browse though some of the optional packages.
>> For example, while maybe not everybody would want gcc and make, some
>> may. Or perhaps they want Perl or Apache. However I want to make sure
>> that ssh is installed (it'd be nice if I could automate the running
>> ssh-host-config, for example) so that I can ssh into their machine to
>> fix things.
> I think that if you leave off the silent install option that your other
> selections set by command line options are respected in the UI, so the
> extra packages you select will show as selected by default once the user
> arrives at the package selection page. Unfortunately, you have to trust
> your users to correctly hit the Next button on every page without
> changing anything until they get to the package selection page. Whether
> or not that trust is warranted is between you and your users. ;-)
Sounds like you want the shiny new -M/--package-manager option.
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