[PlanetCCRMA] metapackage exceptions

Arnaud Gomes-do-Vale Arnaud.Gomes@ircam.fr
Sat Apr 21 12:42:01 2007

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano <nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU> writes:

> On Sat, 2007-04-21 at 20:20 +0200, Arnaud Gomes-do-Vale wrote:
>> Would it not be a good idea to use yum-style package groups instead of
>> planetccrma-* metapackages?
> Yup, it would be a good idea. The unadvertised but eventually discovered
> -apps* packages are not the best solution but just a quick (and working)
> hack. Do you have a link on how to create/maintain those groups?

Not at hand. I can have a more detailed look in the next few days, but
AFAIR it boils down to maintaining a list of packages for each group
in an XML file and running createrepo with the right arguments.

> But the groups would not do anything with regards to the problem
> mentioned in this threads, right?

Yes they would; once the group is installed, you can remove individual
packages without breaking anything.

However, I don't think you can upgrade a group in the same way you can
upgrade a metapackage to add new dependencies.