[Yum] Re: yumgroups.xml?

Tom Diehl tdiehl at rogueind.com
Sun Jan 11 19:52:22 UTC 2004


On Sat, 10 Jan 2004, Jeff Sheltren wrote:

> Well, to answer your question, I don't think there is currently a way to
> specify which yumgroups.xml file to use.  My advice would be to name your
> groups differently than the groups are named on the public repo.  Then yum
> will read both files and smoosh them together.  You'll be able to use the
> groupupdate/groupinstall commands for your groups and just ignore the other
> groups.  Hope that helps.

The problem with that is that I would not be able to use any names that happened
to conflict with whatever is in someone elses yumgroups.xml. That would be 
difficult if not impossible. FWIW I do not normally use public repos with
existing yumgroups.xml files but I have seen it and been bitten by it. I would
just like to be able to avoid it in the future. FWIW: The repos at duke have
this.

Right now the only answer seems to be not to use repos that are "helping you"
in this mannor but...

.......Tom



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