[Yum] pkg groups

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Fri Jun 14 19:31:41 UTC 2002

On Fri, 2002-06-14 at 12:20, Connie Sieh wrote:
> After talking to Troy some more on this issue.  In the case of the install
> the comps file would have indicated "X Window System" because of the "1".
> So when the person selected KDE it would figure out the conditional ok.
> There are only 3 ways to enable groups during a install.  The group has a
> "1" which indicated it is selected by default,  the user selected it,
> some other group included it.  So if the defaults are still the same that
> part will work ok and the problem is only with the things that the person
> selected which includes both the 2 and 3rd options above.  You could
> either ask the user if they "Have" the conditional, have a default for
> always selecting them as if they have them or ignore it completely.  I
> suggest both the ask choice and the method of indicating a "default".

so there is some pain in this approach.

1. users don't always know whats installed.
2. Using the default doesn't work if I did something kinda hurky.
  - ex: I'm using a dsl connection to install linux. I don't want to sit
idly while anaconda installs so I install a REALLY small base (100-200M)
and then I use yum to install the rest while I configure my machine.
This scenario is a specific case that one of the faculty here wanted to
deal with. In this scenario the defaults won't help terribly.
3. I install a base server - nothing fancy. I then want the webserver
group on there- if the webserver group assumed that X11 was around so it
could install something silly, like, say quanta. That would pull in "the
world" of dependencies.

I'm going to read through the rest of the responses shortly and see what
I can figure out.

more suggestions welcome.



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