Description of problem:
I just messed up my F11 install by using the 'yum groupremove' command. Apparently it removes packages which also belong to other installed groups, rendering these groups incomplete and programs not working.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F11, up to date with patches
As to not needlessly surprise and inconvene the user, let 'yum groupremove' skip (not remove) packages that belong to other installed groups, and make the current behavior optional by creating an command-line or setup-file option.
Forgot to mention: I have read the other bug reports regarding this issue, so I'm sure the last word hasn't been said about this. However IMHO the work-around I'm proposing would at least alleviate the problem quite a bit.
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In the latest upstream yum we added:
groupremove_leaf_only Either ‘0’ or ‘1’. Used to determine yum’s
behaviour when the groupremove command is run. If groupre-
move_leaf_only is ‘0’ (default) then all packages in the group
will be removed. If groupremove_leaf_only is ‘1’ then only
those packages in the group that aren’t required by another
package will be removed.
...which isn't exactly what you suggested, but I think will make you happy.