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Package Ordering

Some notes on how package ordering should work. These notes attempt to use the least amount of discs in case a Next, Next, Finish type installation is performed.

From the Installer perspective

  • Install all groups marked default in comps.xml
  • Install any of the available categories of groups, listed in installclasses/
    • These categories contain lists of groups to be added to the installation
  • Customize the installation

The Selection of Packages from Groups

  • From the groups selected, default packages are selected.
    • Optional packages from the group may have been pulled in, which appear as "unselected" in the group.

Default packages from default groups are selected when a Next, Next, Finish type installation is performed

In Python Code

  • In comps.xml, some groups are marked <default>true</default>, others are marked <default>True</default>.

Note that the former doesn't allow itself to be compared in Python if statements, and you need to bool(group.default).