Description of problem:
During install and in the individual package selection the descriptions are blank, On some packages I have no idea what the package is. All I get is must have or nice.
Some package I know what they are and must have are incorrect.
New user may be installing packages that are not needed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Alpha 1 & 2 installs
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Go to individual package selection.
3. Select any package and see that their is no description.
Steps to Reproduce:
pterjan, thierry.vignaudSource RPM:
*** Bug 2057 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Was this still like that in Mageia 1 rc and Mageia 1?
It's that way in the the full release!
(change severity as major because it's a bug, not a request)
revert severity since it doesn't impact anything, it's just a minor regression in GUI
Pls re-think this, it is not just "a minor regression".
The absence of any package description in the individual package selection renders this step almost useless unless you know all package names and their function by heart. IMHO it is one of the most annoying matter in the installation process.
We miss calling ->pack_header() somewhere.
Prior to switching installer to urpmi code, we were extracting the package headers from hdlist in extractHeaders() by calling update_header()
Now there's nothing doing that.
We should traverse the DB and call pack_header() on packages to install.
Maybe in install::pkgs::_install_raw(), open_helper() could do something similar to is_package_installed(), packing headers prior to call $callback.
Or since this callback only needs summary in Gtk+ install, maybe can we alter *install::steps::installCallback directly in install::steps_gtk::installPackages() in order to retrieve the summary from the DB.
Perf impact to be evaluated...
Please add 1 line package descriptions back to the individual selection =>
Please add package summaries back to the individual selection (missing pack_heder)
Please add package summaries back to the individual selection (missing pack_heder) =>
Please add package summaries back to the individual selection (missing pack_header)
*** Bug 5320 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in GIT (for local install, aka hd/dvd, not for network ones which would need to download huge hdlist)
Please add package summaries back to the individual selection (missing pack_header) =>
Please add package summaries back to the individual selection