A quick question that may or may not have a quick answer.
I'm building a network install of RHEL3 using TFTP and an FTP server for a client. To investigate this, I'm doing the same at home on a spare PC usign FC3.
The crunch is that the client wants to have a minmum install that has a desktop, so is demanding the GNOME desktop but not the KDE desktop. I'm a GNOME user myself, but there is NO intent here to fan any GNOME vs KDS flamewar - both are excellent desktops in my view.
However, the kickstart install.cfg file that I created with the GUI kickstart editor still installs KDE despite me removing KDE from the install.
A bit further digging shows that the desktop-printing package is installed as part of the GNOME package group, but has a REQUIREMENT that KDE is installed too. desktop-printing is also installed by the KDE desktop package group, but there is no REQUIREMENT for the GNOME desktop.
So I come to an impass. I need to install the GNOME desktop due to clients instructions. But we want all KDE packages excluded. The same dependancy exists in the Fedora Core 3 comps.xml file.
I don't want to install without resolving dependancies (as the Red Hat support guys suggested). And I'd rather install by package group instead of specifying each and every package individually.
Does anyone know how to get round this (without editing the comps.xml file)? Or should I file a bug?