Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 28013
Custom update/package group install needed
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:19:04 EDT
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When doing a custom install you are offered up many "package groups" like
the Apache, Samba or Network Management groups which contain a number of
RPM packages. Once you have done an install, there seems to be no method
to go back and load one of these groups, the packages have to be loaded
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Do an install (say, "laptop")
2.decide you want to have the complete samba server package group added to
your install two days later
3.How do you go about it? "Update install" seems to only allow you to
pick individual packages rather than package groups.
It would be VERY useful to have a way to go back and install a complete
package group after the fact. Figuring out all the packages that need to
be installed to get a full and working Apache or Samba install is much
harder than just hitting "apache group" on the custom installer.
Currently, if you go back and do an "update" install you have to do things
one package at a time. Or am I missing something?
There is definately the need for a tool to let you add package groups after the
install. I think this is going to best addressed by a userland tool, and not as
part of the installer.
If nothing else, could the lists of what's included in each of the package
groups be published on the redhat website? That would make it easier to
manually install the right stuff after the fact.
It's clear that some packages are more up-to-date and usable than others, in
general some commentary from RedHat on the state of the packages (or at least
the ones you have tested) would be useful so you don't install something that's
out of date or incompatible with the current kernal by accident.
Reassigning to the distribution component.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10930 ***