comps discussion at fudcon and the future

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Wed Jan 14 23:55:06 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-01-14 at 18:14 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> Actually, the answer is no.
> The reason being that the metapkg has Requires on the individual packages,
> but the individual packages don't have Requires on the metapkg.  So you
> can still remove individual packages, the "group" will just be broken.  And
> that's fine, since you just decided you don't want the whole group anyway.

erm, except that the group is a package within your rpmdb, so if you
tried to remove the individual package, yum/rpm would bark that you're
breaking your deps.  You'd have to --nodeps it, and then have an
inconsistent rpmdb.  Or you'd do both.  You'd remove only the group
metapackage, and the individual package you wish to rid yourself of.
Then you wouldn't have broken deps, but you also wouldn't gain any
"group" advantages for that group in the future.

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
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