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Re: comps discussion at fudcon and the future

On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 01:59 +0100, Arnaud Gomes-do-Vale wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I guess most of you don't know me as this is my first post on this
> list. Just to make things clear, I am not a Fedora contributor (yet?)
> but a packager for Planet CCRMA.
> seth vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org> writes:
> > When someone goes to install the group: 'yum groupinstall
> > mygroup-of-fun' or 'yum install @mygroup-of-fun' then yum will grab the
> > comps/groups file from each repo, look if the group you're requesting is
> > there. If so it will create a metapkg rpm (a package containing only
> > requirements) on the packages that exist in the repositories that are
> > listed in that group. Then it will depsolve and install that pkg.
> >From the point of view of a third-party repo, this means I have one
> less option. At the moment, I can provide metapkgs (install this set
> of packages and follow future changes) *or* groups (install this set
> of packages as a starting point and let the admin decide what to do
> with them).
> We discussed the options for Planet CCRMA a few months back and AFAIR
> we ended with someting along the lines of "let's keep metapkgs for the
> time being and let's add groups when we have some free time, both can
> have their use".
> Actually I'm not sure there is anything in your proposal that can't be
> implemented by creating a few metapkgs and making the front-end tools
> metapkg-aware. Or am I missing anything obvious?

 - you can't merge metapkgs across multiple repos

that's the benefit of doing it this way.


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