Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1018833
yum install @foo doesn't give errors when 'foo' doesn't exist
Last modified: 2015-06-29 21:24:35 EDT
Description of problem:
On f20 when you try to install groups with 'yum install @groupname1 @groupname2' and one of them is not available you only get "Nothing to do", it doesn't say group 'foo' (for example) doesn't exist, same happens if you try only one group which doesn't exist. (yum install @foo (where foo is not a valid group name)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install @<non_existing_group>
No error message tha group doesn't exist
Shows error message group 'xyz' doesn't exist
I made a mistake in my first comment/original report, "Nothing to do" only appears when one group or probably multiple but all of them are invalid/non-existing groups are in the "yum install" command, if you have one valid and other invalid group (or probably any mix of them (but at least one valid and one invalid) it will install valid groups and won't say anything about invalid.
Author: James Antill <email@example.com>
Date: Mon Oct 14 15:49:35 2013 -0400
Give same non-exist msg. for install @foo as group install foo. BZ 1018833.
I believe this change is the cause of quite a lot of the recent reports that yum is printing 'Warning: group (group) does not exist.' errors when they run 'yum update' recently. See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1043202 .
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