On Tue, 2006-08-29 at 11:09 -0700, Christopher Stone wrote:
It should be really easy to make a script that builds metagroup
packages from comps, no?
This will allow someone to install a group such as kde/gnome as an rpm
package and when packages are removed/added/changed in the comps
groups, the meta group package also changes, and the user gets the
I don't think this is possible now with the groupinstall feature in
yum which IMO is a bad feature since it should be done with meta group
packages as I describe.
The entire point here is that there don't have to be packages to keep
track of this metadata -- so if you change comps, you don't have to go
change lots of packages. This is also really helpful for doing
site-specific customizations of what the various groups are.
The argument about a "noob" is pretty much moot as they're far more
likely to be using the graphical interface as opposed to yum on the
command line. And at that point, the comps file becomes even _more_
important as it's used for the entirety of the display.