about php-qa, phpUnderControl and meta packages
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Jun 4 03:04:40 UTC 2010
James Antill wrote:
> 2. There's no way to do the groupremove operation, easily.
The groupremove operation is completely and utterly broken by design anyway:
1. It doesn't remove stuff which was independently dragged in by
dependencies of the packages in the group. So you'll be removing only the
end-user apps and be stuck with most or all of the libraries. (And please
don't suggest remove-with-leaves as the "solution", that one is completely
and utterly broken by design as well, e.g. it will happily remove a
standalone program which happens to also be a dependency of a program you
2. It also removes stuff which is also in other groups.
3. It also removes stuff which the user had already installed before
installing the group.
Try groupremoving gnome-desktop on a system with both GNOME and KDE
installed and watch it try to remove half of KDE while leaving half of GNOME
sitting there wasting space. And it just CANNOT be fixed.
The only (mostly) reliable way to undo a groupinstall is yum history. And
even that will only work as expected if the group was recently installed.
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