[Yum] Re: Yum Digest, Vol 5, Issue 13

Jeff Sheltren sheltren at cs.ucsb.edu
Thu Dec 11 17:28:46 UTC 2003

Hi Harish, to define your groups you'll need to create a yumgroups.xml
file and put it on your yum repository.  It'll look something like this:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE comps PUBLIC "-//Red Hat, Inc.//DTD Comps info//EN"
   <name>CS Common</name>
     <packagereq type="mandatory">cfengine</packagereq>
     <packagereq type="mandatory">ngtools</packagereq>
     <packagereq type="mandatory">spamassassin</packagereq>
     <packagereq type="mandatory">subversion</packagereq>
     <packagereq type="mandatory">yum</packagereq>

I wrote a perl script to help create this for you, which can be found
here: http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~sheltren/download.php?id=7  Seth wrote a
python program with much the same functionality which is located
somehwere on the yum site (I lost the link).

#2 I'm not sure how to do...

I don't think you can exclude stuff on the command line, but I'm not
sure what you are doing where a 'normal user' is installing RPMs on the
system - how is that setup?


On Thu, 2003-12-11 at 09:17, Harish Chauhan wrote:
> Hi,
> I have the following queries regarding "yum.conf" :
> 1. How can I define the channels for specific groups.
> 2. How can I let the groups have access to certains channels only.
> 3. How a normal user exclude the packages he/she doesn;t want to
> install without specifying anything in the yum.conf (as he doesn't
> have the access for modifying the file)
> Looking forward to your help
> Thanks in advance,,,,,
> Regards, Harish Chauhan

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