Re: Installing Gnome desktop via apt-get

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Why introduce a new concept (groups)?

RPMs can have dependencies, and apt-get can be pretty smart resolving them.
Would it be possible to make one rpm for each group which would require all
dependent RPMs, and would be empty beside that?

Jarek

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Panu Matilainen" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 3:15 PM
Subject: Re: Installing Gnome desktop via apt-get


> On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Jaroslaw Kowalski wrote:
>
> > I've got a minimal install of fedora.
> >
> > How can I upgrade it to gnome desktop configuration via apt-get?
> > Is there any single (meta-)package that I could install, like:
> >
> > # apt-get install Gnome-Desktop
> >
> > which would bring up all dependencies. AFAIK RPMs on Debian have similar
> > functionality.
>
> There aren't task- like packages on Fedora but you can achieve a similar
> functionality with this Lua-script:
> http://laiskiainen.org/apt/lua/groupinstall/
>
> Drop the .lua and .py files to /usr/lib/apt/scripts/ and the .conf to
> /etc/apt/apt.conf.d and then you can do things like
> # apt-get install group-gnome-desktop
>
> The trick here is that it reads the contents of
> /usr/share/comps/i386/comps.xml and feeds that to apt. The part after
> group- must be a valid group id from comps.xml, sorry but no easy way to
> list those is currently available with apt.
>
> Yum has this functionality builtin so no additional scripts required.
>
> - Panu -
>
>
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