On 04/06/18 17:55, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   related to my earlier query (and i'll have a couple more about
> package groups and virtualization before i'm done), is there any way
> to define my own package groups for personal use, other than manually
> hacking the groups.xml file?
>   i've scanned the dnf man page, and i don't see any indication that
> that's possible -- perhaps a dnf plugin somewhere i haven't found?

I may be misunderstanding your terminology?  There is no concept of a "dnf" 

package groups are defined within the repodata for each repo.  The file would be
named something like

I think the groups.xml file you're talking about hacking would be the one found 
for example, /var/cache/dnf/fedora-cba4cf65782eccda/repodata/gen ?

But that file will be regenerated when the metadata expires.

So, to achieve what I think you want (a new group with your chosen packages) I
believe you probably would want to create a "local" repo with no packages but 
your custom group definition.

Conjecture is just a conclusion based on incomplete information. It isn't a 

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