Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71585
[RFE] Create `group' packages to assist installing large components (X, KDE, Gnome, etc)
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:59:20 EST
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install a system without kde
2.Attempt to install all of KDE easily
Current up2date (fedora) supports using "comps" and globs
aka "up2date kde*"
or `up2date "@KDE Workstation"