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Re: comps Error

> > > > Screen: "comps Error"
> > > > Errors:
> > >   package XFree86-devel at line 1400 does not exist
> > >                                 1628
> Here's the situation:
> There are three setup choices: Workstation, Server, Custom.
> Each one installs a given bunch of packages for that setup.
> (This you know.)
> Well, how to choose what packages should go in each bunch.

By editing the comps file.

> Hint: Source and development packages (like XFree86-devel)
> would not be required/desired for non-techie users.

NEVER, NEVER, NEVER try the Workstation or Server installs on a box
where you already have a Linux installed.  Both of them will
repartition your drive destroying existing Linux partitions, the
Server install will also destroy existing non Linux partitions (a
Server does not reboot to other systems)

> ** So, leave those kinds of packages (like XFree86-devel)
> out of all the setups.

There should be an install for non-techies with an adequate selection
of packages but  not on 0.1.  Manpower problems.

> For those users techie enough to need them,
> they will likely be techie enough to use "Custom" and select them
> or add them later using rpm or other package management tool.
> ** OR, maybe we could use a couple more setup choices:
> Workstation-software, Workstation-SOHO (small office/home office), etc.

Valid but on 0.2/0.3.  For now priority is fixing broken packages,
upgrading KDE to 1.1, fixing the website and releasing.

> For CDROM installs to gigabyte class partitions maybe it's no big deal.
> But for ftp installs/mirroring from the Internet, personal hard disk
> mirror sizes, and cost/availability of drives for many,
> *not* installing source/development packages, unless specifically
> selected, seems to make more sense to me. After all X/KDE are big enough.
> And most users *will* want space left over for those. And games.

Workstation and Server provide automatic partitionning and preselected
packages.  Of course Workstation aims to traditionnal Unix people.
Unix was never used at home or by non-techies.

			Jean Francois Martinez

Project Independence: Linux for the Masses