about php-qa, phpUnderControl and meta packages
james at fedoraproject.org
Fri Jun 4 03:45:25 UTC 2010
On Fri, 2010-06-04 at 05:04 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 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:
It doesn't act perfectly, in all cases, no.
> 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.
Right, "gnome-desktop" is a typical group. Silly me.
> And it just CANNOT be fixed.
You mean apart from using yum from rawhide and doing:
yum remove @gnome-desktop --setopt=groupremove_leaf_only=true
...or groups as objects, or...
> 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.
So groupremove _has_ to do the same thing as an undo of a groupinstall
to not be considered "utterly broken by design"? I guess that means
plain remove is also "utterly broken by design"?
Wait ... don't answer here ... if you want to troll/rant, feel free to
send me personal email where I'll happily ignore it.
Subjects like "yum should be faster than rpm" or "why don't we just
move to apt/smart/pacman/image-packaging-system" are probably your best
bang for the buck.
James Antill - james at fedoraproject.org
"... so the consumable rawhide is likely not to get as many updates
as its users would like to have." -- Kevin Kofler
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