[Yum] yum groupinstall / yumgroups.xml docs?

Jeff Sheltren sheltren at cs.ucsb.edu
Tue Jun 29 19:31:56 UTC 2004

I created a small perl script to help generate the yumgroups.xml file which
you can download here:

I believe that Seth ported most of that functionality into a python script,
but I do not have the URL for that...


On 6/29/04 12:19 PM, "Jason L Tibbitts III" <tibbs at math.uh.edu> wrote:

>>>>>> "AB" == Aaron Bennett <aaron.bennett at olin.edu> writes:
> AB> The man page for yum mentions groupinstall, and I've read
> AB> references to yumgroups.xml as the key to this, but I can't find
> AB> any documnention on how it works.
> The format is the same as comps.xml.  Here's a quick test file; put it
> in your repository at the same level as the "headers" directory:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <!DOCTYPE comps PUBLIC "-//Red Hat, Inc.//DTD Comps info//EN" "comps.dtd">
> <comps>
>   <group>
>     <id>testing-group</id>
>     <name>testing-group</name>
>     <default>true</default>
>     <description>Test group</description>
>     <uservisible>true</uservisible>
>     <packagelist>
>       <packagereq type="default">xfig</packagereq>
>     </packagelist>
>   </group>
> </comps>
> Then you can do "yum groupinstall testing-group" and it will install
> xfig.  Add more <packagereq> items to put more packages in the group.
> Add more <group> stanzas to create more groups.
>  - J<
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