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Bug 71585 - [RFE] Create `group' packages to assist installing large components (X, KDE, Gnome, etc)
[RFE] Create `group' packages to assist installing large components (X, KDE, ...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-08-15 09:17 EDT by Mike MacCana
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:59 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-04-05 16:58:58 EDT
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Description Mike MacCana 2002-08-15 09:17:50 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3; Linux)

Description of problem:
Its possible to create RPM files which don't contain any files, just dependencies on other packages. This can be used to create `group' packages whose dependencies describe some piece of functionality provided by a number of packages - for example, a `kde' package could depend on kdebase, kdelibs, kdeadmin, etc.

When used in conjunction with up2date, users could then run an `up2date kde' to install all of KDE, instead of reinstalling the OS (what Red Hat's documentation currently recommends users do) or trawling through the comps file from the CD.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install a system without kde
2.Attempt to install all of KDE easily


Additional info:
Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2004-04-05 16:58:58 EDT
Current up2date (fedora) supports using "comps" and globs

aka "up2date kde*"

or `up2date "@KDE Workstation"

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