[Yum-devel] is the "groups" command necessary

Andrew Ford A.Ford at ford-mason.co.uk
Mon Jul 11 21:21:37 UTC 2011

I have been diffing the 3.2.29 yum.8 file against the trunk version and 
see that there is a new "groups" command.  In my opinion this is 
superfluous, and introduces a command that is both a reporting command 
and a package manipulation command.  As the man page says, "yum install 
@group" is the same as "yum groupinstall group", as is "yum groupupdate 

Could one not make "yum remove @group" do what "yum groupremove group" 
does, and deprecate groupinstall, groupupgrade, and groupremove - 
leaving just grouplist and groupinfo as two reporting commands?  This 
would make things simpler for the users (and for people trying to 
document YUM).


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