James Antill - Post a comment
Jan. 23rd, 2010
10:23 am - Even bigger problem...
The biggest problem I see with yum and groups is the way how yum determines if a group is installed or not: Ether all mandatory packages need to be installed or - if there are no mandatory packages in that group - at least one optional package. It's hard to follow this logic and impossible to visualize this in a UI. This means that it's impossible to install a group with gnome-packagekit because it is already shown as installed.
Say I just have the core components (mandatory packages) of a group installed and want to get the default package selection I would get with yum groupinstall. How would I do this graphically? Impossible!