[Fedora-packaging] meta-package guideline needed ?

Patrice Dumas pertusus at free.fr
Mon Jan 12 13:33:11 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:29:32AM +1100, David Timms wrote:
> Hi,
> It seems there is some limitations on using comps groups (please correct  
> me if these are solvable another way):
> - such a group can not cause the requiring of for example an i386  
> package on an x86_64 machine.
> - to workaround (rpm 4.x limitations) above, such a group can not cause  
> the requiring of an i386 package by requiring a file only available in  
> the i386 package.

Also some packages of the group can be removed, while a meta-package
prevents that, as long as the meta-package itself is present. This 
can also be seen as an advantage, depending on the situation, but it is
definitely a difference.


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