[Yum] the yum-devel list?

Lawrence, Steve Steve.Lawrence at factiva.com
Wed Sep 1 21:11:46 UTC 2004


>on the yum-devel list.

Where is this exactly? I've heard reference to it, but there appears to
be no sign-up option...

S.


-----Original Message-----
From: yum-bounces at lists.dulug.duke.edu
[mailto:yum-bounces at lists.dulug.duke.edu] On Behalf Of seth vidal
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 4:01 PM
To: Yellowdog Updater, Modified
Subject: Re: [Yum] Group 'remove'


On Wed, 2004-09-01 at 15:27, Kevin Miller wrote:
> I'm wondering if there is any way through the groups mechanism to 
> instruct
> yum to remove a particular software package. The modes for
packagereq's 
> "type" option appear to be mandatory, optional, and default. Having a
type 
> such as 'disallowed' could instruct yum to remove the listed package,
for 
> example.
> 
> My desire in using the groups interface for this is that it can be 
> easily
> customized per-machine on the server. With a 'disallowed' or 'remove' 
> construct I could ensure only the packages I want are installed.

Actually I implemented yum groupremove <groupname> in terms of figuring
out what groups could be removed.

My biggest question was recursivity. Should it recurse through the lists
of required sub-groups or not.

I think not is the best, let the user sort out the other parts.

And with regards to your particular request - that will probably be
better handled by the yum-queue concept that David Christian and myself
and others came up with on the yum-devel list.

Kevin, if you want to hear more about it conceptually - look at the
yum-devel archives or drop into physics at some point and I can tell you
about it.

-sv


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