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Road to 11.3 : when pattern are not your friend, pre selection can be a trap

June 10th, 2010 by

So it’s time to take some hours to test our future version.

Today I start a fresh M7/Factory install : booting from pxe. The test case is build quickly a minimal server text mode.

Just uncheck the auto configuration, we are after all linux admin. Choose your partition keyboard, language (en recommanded for server) etc … normal.

Just before starting the install check software :  click on installation resume . You will discover that base-system-pattern would like to install a kernel-desktop, wtf why we want a server !

So there’s a new ticket about that : https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=613216

I express the fact that it would be nice to have a new pattern selected when we choose minimal install server text mode.

And you what about your opinion about pre-selection or having a base-system-server pattern … Please comment, & vote on bugzilla

A pattern guru wanted to build a patch for that.

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3 Responses to “Road to 11.3 : when pattern are not your friend, pre selection can be a trap”

  1. I would like to Vote for base-system-server pattern. Installing the desktop version of kernel for minimal server installation seems to be a time consuming and may also impact to bigger package to be installed.

  2. RobO

    I would like to see the return of the profile manager scpm in openSUSE. It is one of the main reasons why I am using openSUSE on my notebooks. I visit 4 locations regularly and scpm is my best friend.

  3. dutchkind

    Yes, I am also very disappointed by the disappearance of scpm. This was a very important tool for me to switch for example firewall settings, use a profile for external use without printer, or a profile to switch on a local webserver. I hope it will come back!