[Yum] Information about using groups

O'Brien, Kevin Kevin.OBrien at sonyconnect.com
Mon Apr 17 21:11:15 UTC 2006

I was wondering if a possible solution would be to create a group of
packages that I want to be removed from all systems, schedule a daily
groupremove for that group, and then add any packages I want removed
from all systems to that group.  It seems excessive but I think it would
get the job done.

Would that work?


-----Original Message-----
From: O'Brien, Kevin 
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 12:35 PM
To: Yellowdog Updater, Modified
Subject: RE: [Yum] Information about using groups

Yum 2.6.0

So, is there any way to have yum clients automatically remove a package
without running yum remove <package> on each system?  I'm trying to
setup a system where I can install, update, and remove packages from all
my systems from a central location.  I was hoping that if I configured
all my systems to groupupdate from a base group and then removed a
package from that group, all the systems would remove that package.  I
saw a mention of yum-queue back in 2004 but I can't find anything about
it after that.

Thanks for the quick response,

-----Original Message-----
From: yum-bounces at lists.dulug.duke.edu
[mailto:yum-bounces at lists.dulug.duke.edu] On Behalf Of seth vidal
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 12:21 PM
To: Yellowdog Updater, Modified
Subject: Re: [Yum] Information about using groups

On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 12:17 -0700, O'Brien, Kevin wrote:
> I'm new to Yum and I've been trying to learn more about how yumgroups
> work.  I can't seem to find any information on it.  I've looked in the
> man pages and the wiki and seems to be an undocumented feature.  Is
> there some place I missed that someone could point me to?

what version of yum? 

> I do have one question about groups that someone could probably
> quickly answer.  If I remove a package from a group, will a client
> that does a groupupdate for that group remove the package from the
> system?



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