14.2. Customizing the Software Selection
to specify the software
packages for your final system in more detail. This option causes
the installation process to display an additional customization
screen when you select .
Fedora divides the included software into
package groups. For ease of
use, the package selection screen displays these groups as six
Figure 14.1. Package Group Selection Screen
To view the package groups for a category, select the category
from the list on the left. The list on the right displays the
package groups for the currently selected category.
To specify a package group for installation, select the check box
next to the group. The box at the bottom of the screen displays
the details of the package group that is currently highlighted.
of the packages from a group will be
installed unless the check box for that group is selected.
If you select a package group, Fedora automatically installs the
base and mandatory packages for that group. To change which
optional packages within a selected group will be installed,
the description of the group. Then use the check box next to an
individual package name to change its selection.
After you choose the desired packages, select
to proceed. Fedora checks your selection,
and automatically adds any extra packages required to use the
software you select.
14.2.1. Changing Your Mind
The packages that you select are not permanent. After you boot
your system, use the
either install new software or remove installed packages. To run
this tool, from the main menu, select → . The Fedora software management system downloads
the latest packages from network servers, rather than using
those on the installation discs.
14.2.2. Additional Language Support
Your Fedora system automatically supports the language that you
selected at the start of the installation process. To include
support for additional languages, select the package group for
those languages from the
14.2.3. Core Network Services
All Fedora Core installations include the following network
centralized logging through syslog
email through SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
network file sharing through NFS (Network File System)
remote access through SSH (Secure SHell)
resource advertising through mDNS (multicast DNS)
The default installation also provides:
network file transfer through HTTP (HyperText Transfer
printing through CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System)
remote desktop access through VNC (Virtual Network
Some automated processes on your Fedora system use the email
service to send reports and messages to the system
administrator. By default, the email, logging, and printing
services do not accept connections from other systems. Fedora
installs the NFS sharing, HTTP, and VNC components without
enabling those services.
You may configure your Fedora system after installation to offer
email, file sharing, logging, printing and remote desktop access
services. The SSH service is enabled by default. You may use NFS
to access files on other systems without enabling the NFS