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    Liveinst at desktop startup

    Hello.
    I have Fedora 26 with LXDE. At session startup there is an entry 'liveinst'
    When I start this app from terminal, it prompts me for root password and the I the message
    Can't do live image installation unless running from a live image
    So, my question is: Is this app is leftover from anaconda installation? Do I have to run it at startup? Do I need anaconda on installed and functional system?

    Thanks.

    EDIT: On second thought, at github says what liveinst does. So I suppose it is to upgrade your system from liveCD_USB.
    Last edited by AlexTheoto; 16th August 2017 at 02:43 PM.

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    Re: Liveinst at desktop startup

    just delete it, you don't need to run it again from an installed system. i'm not sure why it was left behind as i've not tried lxde for quite some time. it may be a known issue with that spin for Fedora 26. either way, we've not had any other people asking this yet here in the community forum.

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    Re: Liveinst at desktop startup

    On my lxde box liveinst remains after installation:
    Code:
    [tom@owl ~]$ locate liveinst
    /etc/pam.d/liveinst
    /etc/security/console.apps/liveinst
    /etc/xdg/autostart/liveinst-setup.desktop
    /usr/bin/liveinst
    /usr/libexec/liveinst-setup.sh
    /usr/sbin/liveinst
    /usr/share/applications/liveinst.desktop
    /usr/share/icons/HighContrast/16x16/apps/liveinst.png
    /usr/share/icons/HighContrast/22x22/apps/liveinst.png
    /usr/share/icons/HighContrast/24x24/apps/liveinst.png
    /usr/share/icons/HighContrast/256x256/apps/liveinst.png
    /usr/share/icons/HighContrast/32x32/apps/liveinst.png
    /usr/share/icons/HighContrast/48x48/apps/liveinst.png

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    Re: Liveinst at desktop startup

    I asked at IRC and they said that it is normal to have installed anaconda on my system after the installation, and it is safe to remove it.
    But if I'll remove anaconda with
    Code:
    dnf remove anaconda\*
    it will remove some crucial packages like lvm2, yelp, device-mapper-event wpa_supplicant and many other.
    The best option is to use
    Code:
    dnf remove --noautoremove anaconda\*
    but again it will leave some leftovers like tigervnc and other unnecessary packages.

    To summarize my thread, I think it doesn't hurt to have anaconda and just disable 'liveinst' startup script.

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    Re: Liveinst at desktop startup

    I meant just the desktop icon anyway. the amount of space anaconda takes up is minimal anyhow so there's not that much benefit from deleting it.

    there's some weird dependency issues with anaconda now then.

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    Re: Liveinst at desktop startup

    I'll mark this thread as solved since liveinst is part of anaconda and anaconda is installed at new systems.
    Maybe when the new release will come, this app will help to start the upgrade.

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    Re: Liveinst at desktop startup

    it's not likely anaconda will do that any time soon. you need another program for that, the upgrades are completed by dnf with a system upgrade module you would need to install yourself from the fedora repositories to use

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    Re: Liveinst at desktop startup

    Thanks for your info.

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    Re: Liveinst at desktop startup

    Quote Originally Posted by antikythera
    just delete it, you don't need to run it again from an installed system. i'm not sure why it was left behind as i've not tried lxde for quite some time. it may be a known issue with that spin for Fedora 26. either way, we've not had any other people asking this yet here in the community forum.
    Well now you do

    I just found this in "Autostart" tab in LXsessions configuration and it's checked.

    So that makes me ask what it is and why its there are most of all why it is marked for autosrart every time I use LXDE.

    If it requires root access , is it able to run or is it silently failing? Does this have security implications?

    Is this something which needs to be there on first run after a clean installation , what's the story?

    It seems that this should be cleaned up.

    thanks for any explanations.

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