Bug 1310899 - [RFE] It should be possible to forcibly mark packages as reason 'group'
[RFE] It should be possible to forcibly mark packages as reason 'group'
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jaroslav Mracek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-02-22 18:02 EST by vvs
Modified: 2017-12-01 16:41 EST (History)
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Description vvs 2016-02-22 18:02:24 EST
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Consider the following usage scenario. After an upgrade all packages were improperly marked which precluded dnf autoremove from working. Using dnf mark remove '*'; dnf mark install package-spec messed up dnf reasons without possible way to recover. Re-installing everything would be an overkill. Please, implement something like dnf group mark --force group-spec which would actually mark all group packages as reason 'group'. Then it would be possible to use dnf history userinstalled >somefile; dnf group mark --force group-spec; cat somefile | xargs dnf mark install to clean-up the system.

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Comment 1 Michal Luscon 2016-02-29 07:37:18 EST
I think it would be sufficient to just change the reason to group for all installed packages that belong to group A after 'group mark install A'.
Comment 2 vvs 2016-02-29 08:13:15 EST
Yes, but wouldn't that break the spec? According to the GitHub Wiki the group install has the same semantics as the group mark and removing the group should not remove packages explicitly installed earlier. That's why I proposed it to be explicitly forced by the user.
Comment 3 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-07-08 05:36:26 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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Comment 5 Honza Silhan 2016-12-06 09:43:11 EST
The root issue could have been fixed but we should still fix "dnf group mark" command as it's in comment 1.
Comment 6 Jaroslav Mracek 2017-06-29 06:50:41 EDT
I created a patch that implements requested feature (https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/854).

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