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Re: yum and yum-updatesd in Rawhide



Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
Le Mer 6 février 2008 07:02, Andrew Farris a écrit :

So achieving two understandings of groupremove is not then possible
without more
metadata, because it is ambiguous whether a group is installed
intentionally or
happens to be 'installed' incidentally.  Thank you for pointing out
the root
issue with making it happen.

If you want a user-meaningful groupremove, you need to track package
"origin"  (was its install explicitely required by the user, was it
installed through a specific group install, was it installed as part
of a multi-group install, what was its repo origin, etc)

Then you can implement all sort of smart groupremove strategies in yum
plugins (taking into account stuff like protectbase, etc), with one
hopefully emerging in a few years as the right heuristic to move into
yum itself.

At this stage I don't think we have enough data to judge the right
user-friendly strategy.


It is right that extra information is needed to write plugin removing groups in another way than the current one.

"user-meaningful" & "user-friendly" is very hard to define, users have different looks on what is "user-meaningful" and "user-friendly".

You cant design software to adapt to how a user thinks it should do.

Tim


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