Add Fedora Auto Firstboot Services to desktop variants
fedora-autofirstboot to desktop variants to run a predetermined set of tasks on first boot after post installation, notably installing codecs and cleaning up installer packages from the installed system.
- Name: Neal Gompa
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Targeted release: Fedora Linux 39
- Last updated: 2023-02-10
- devel thread
- FESCo issue: #2908
- Tracker bug: #2152200
- Release notes tracker: #936
fedora-autofirstboot is a collection of scripts that invoke on firstboot of a freshly installed system to run a set of predetermined tasks. It also provides a framework for third-parties to introduce their own firstboot tasks to run through this framework. The initial services included are to install OpenH264 and remove Anaconda.
Benefit to Fedora
The main benefit is to smooth out the new user experience for new Fedora Linux installations. In particular, we can deal with a long-standing sticking point that Anaconda remains installed on the user's machine when it is not useful to do so.
- Proposal owners:
fedora-autofirstbootto the desktop kickstarts
- Add a preset to
- Other developers: N/A (not needed for this Change)
- Release engineering: #11148
- Policies and guidelines: N/A (not needed for this Change)
- Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
- Alignment with Objectives: N/A
This will have no impact on upgraded systems, since the firstboot condition is not true in that case.
How To Test
- Install Fedora Workstation, KDE, etc.
- Reboot into installed environment
- Check to see
openh264is installed and
The first boot will be slightly slower because of these tasks running, though they should happily run in the background as other services start up, so it should not be noticeable.
The main dependency is
fedora-release, though we will need to ensure all
udisks2 plugins get pulled in as dependencies for
blivet-gui so they don't get uninstalled when Anaconda is.
- Contingency mechanism: Remove
fedora-autofirstbootfrom the kickstarts
- Contingency deadline: Final freeze
- Blocks release? No
There is not currently much documentation in the upstream project, though contributions are welcome.
Fedora Linux now ships with a framework for setting up first-boot services and uses this to install multimedia software and remove the installer software from the system after installation.