On Fri, 6 Apr 2018, Ed Greshko wrote:

> 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 group.

  sorry, just being redundant and superfluous there.

> package groups are defined within the repodata for each repo.  The file would 
> be
> named something like
> db434ff174a0a9afa983f7721dda9caaa1d9b6e35517e504e002f824faa87002-comps-Everything.x86_64.xml.gz
> I think the groups.xml file you're talking about hacking would be the one 
> found in,
> for example, /var/cache/dnf/fedora-cba4cf65782eccda/repodata/gen ?
> But that file will be regenerated when the metadata expires.

  correct, i was just trying to draw an analogy with what i was trying
to do.

> 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 with your custom group definition.

  ah, quite so, i hadn't thought of that, that seems like the easiest

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