Chapter 14. Software Selection
By default, the Fedora installation process loads a selection of
software that is suitable for a desktop system. To include or remove
software for common tasks, select the relevant items from the list:
Office and Productivity
This option provides the OpenOffice.org productivity suite,
the Planner project management application, graphical tools
such as the GIMP, and multimedia applications.
This option provides the necessary tools to compile software
on your Fedora system.
This option provides the Apache Web server.
14.1. Installing from Additional Repositories
You can define additional repositories to
increase the software available to your system during
installation. A repository is a network location that stores
software packages along with metadata that
describes them. Many of the software packages used in Fedora
require other software to be installed. The installer uses the
metadata to ensure that these requirements are met for every piece
of software you select for installation.
To include software from repositories other
than the Fedora package collection, select
. The following list includes
examples of ways you can use this option.
Get the Latest Fedora Software.
If you provide the location of a repository of updates for
Fedora, your system will have the most recent versions of
Fedora software. You will not need to peform a system
update immediately after installation to get these updates.
This usage is ideal if you are installing over the Internet
or any network where bandwidth is a concern.
||Upgrading and Updates
Package updates during the release cycle of a single
verison of Fedora are intended to upgrade only that version.
If you are upgrading a previous version of Fedora, you may
encounter problems if you include an update repository
during this step. Problems are less likely when performing
a fresh installation.
Install Third-party Software. You may provide the location of a repository of
third-party software. Depending on the configuration of
that repository, you may be able to select non-Fedora
software during installation.
If you select
Add additional software
dialog appears. Provide a
for its location.
Once you provide information for an additional repository, the
installer reads the package metadata over the network. Software
that is specially marked is then included in the package group
selection system. See Section 14.2, “Customizing the Software Selection” for
more information on selecting packages.
||Backtracking Removes Repository Metadata
If you choose
from the package
selection screen, any extra repository data you may have entered
is lost. This allows you to effectively cancel extra
repositories. Currently there is no way to cancel only a single
repository once entered.