On Sunday 21 November 2010, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
On Sun, 21 Nov 2010 13:19:05 +0100
Martin Schlander email@example.com wrote:
Most people think 1-click is some form of black magic - they don't understand it's just rpms and repositories, exactly like a manual install - only a bit easier.
No. The last few times I tried 1-click installs I always got loads of packages installed that had nothing to do with the stuff that should have been installed with the one-click thing. And I had no way to stop it from doing that, no "summary screen" that asked me if I wanted to install all that crap or anything.
I haven't seen that. The only unwanted packages I've gotten installed are debuginfo/debugsource packages, which zypper seems to install for all packages whenever I install anything from non-standard repos. YaST doesn't, as far as I can tell, only zypper
There is a summary screen though, or do you just click "next" through all screens without looking at them. You get to a screen where you can modify your selection, and if you do you get to the normal YaST package manager where you can deselect anything to your heart's content
Anyway, it *is* scary black magic, and people should avoid it like the plague if they don't want random crap installed on their machine.
If the packages you get installed are mentioned in config files you have installed, it's not random. But perhaps there should be a way of saying "no recommended packages" in the 1-click as well.
And if the packages recommended by the packagers aren't good or useful, complain to the people writing the spec files.