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Post a comment - James Antill

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!

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