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?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Panu Matilainen" <pmatilai@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <fedora-list@xxxxxxxxxx>
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:
> 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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