[Yum] Re: How to show my own defined yum groups?? -- Re: Any way to recursive show packages ??

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Fri Apr 7 07:20:06 UTC 2006

On Thu, 6 Apr 2006, Robinson Tiemuqinke wrote:

> Panu and all,
> Thanks a lot for reply. I've see a lot of helpful
> geniuses here...
> My new question is: how to show the packages defined
> in my own custom groups with a format similar to FC4
> distro's comps.xml file?
> 'yum groupinstall <my_own_group>' works perfectly,
> while 'yum groupinfo' shows only enclosed group names,
> not packages in the enclosed groups.

Mm.. I don't see anything obviously wrong in your groups file, unless the 
lack of <description> tag causes somehow the packages not to be listed but 
I can't imagine that being the case :)

Note that packages from groups required by a given group are *not* shown 
in groupinfo, only the immediate <packagereq> packages from the group 
itself you're groupinfo'ing about.

> I've tried to run 'repoquery -l -g <my_own_group>',
> but this time even worse: it reports no output at all.
> although 'repoquery -l -g core' and 'repoquery -l -g
> base' reports all packages inside.

Repoquery uses the same exact code for getting the group information as 
yum itself, the only difference is how it's presented. One notable 
difference in presentation is that -l only lists the "contained packages", 
not the groups. To get group depenencies use --requires -g <somegroup>. 
Yes it's a bit arbitrary...

> [root at testnode01 tmp]# repoquery -l -g 'Example Custom
> Install'
> [root at testnode01 tmp]#
> [root at testnode01 tmp]# repoquery -l -g 'Mail Server'
> [root at testnode01 tmp]#
> Oh, it seems that the argument to -g option should
> ONLY be a single word?

Yup, repoquery only understands the group id whereas yum itself accepts 
both the name and the id. That's kinda deliberate because I just seriously 
dislike spaces in names, kinda like you'd install/query rpm's by their 
summary text instead of the package name :)

 	- Panu -

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