Bug 472544 - RFE: allow making a full-groupinstall via the cli
RFE: allow making a full-groupinstall via the cli
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-21 12:06 EST by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-04-29 12:27:22 EDT
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2008-11-21 12:06:06 EST
Sometimes you need to override default yum settings, such as when making a one-shot full groupinstall regardless of how yum usually treats optional elements

While it is technically doable by changing the yum configuration and then changing it back, it's a lot of overhead for a one-shot operations and makes it all effectively impossible to use in web faqs and walkthrough. (anything that requires opening a text editor is usually a dead end)

Please add a CLI option to yum that can be used to perform one-shot full groupinstalls

Comment 1 James Antill 2008-11-21 16:22:03 EST
You might want to try: http://projects.robinbowes.com/yum-grouppackagetypes/trac

...feel free to package it, if you want, as we're not desperate to have it in yum-utils (IMO the real fix is some plugin like yum-config-cmd-line ... which allows you to set these weird config. variables on the cmd line, without requiring 666 plugins to do it).
Comment 2 James Antill 2010-04-29 12:27:22 EDT
We now have --setopt in upstream, so that can be used to change these corner case config. options from the cmd line.

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