[Yum-devel] Re: New plugin: grouppackagetypes
robin-lists at robinbowes.com
Wed May 28 14:49:41 UTC 2008
James Antill wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-05-28 at 11:14 +0100, Robin Bowes wrote:
>> Sample Usage:
>> # install just the mandatory packages from the "Base" group:
>> yum groupinstall --group-package-types=mandatory base
> The only (somewhat minor) problem I have is that you can only specify a
> single type. The two obvious ways to fix this are:
Hrm, I'm sure it used to work with multiple values, e.g:
yum groupinstall --group-package-types=mandatory,optional base
> 1. Allow multiple options and split on comma/space like most of the
> options that take lists.
I guess I'll have to do that.
> 2. Just assume that default implies mandatory and optional implies the
> other two.
> ...the later might be somewhat "safer" but has less power.
True. I think I prefer the more flexible ability to install exactly
which packages are required. Personally, I am unlikely to want to
install "optional" packages without "default" and/or "mandatory", but I
guess someone might want that.
I better brush up my python and parse the argument passed to
>> More details and code here:
> You might also want to include an option to enable/disable group
> conditional packages.
I'm not sure what you mean here. What are "group conditional packages" ?
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