Require Group

Florian Festi ffesti at
Fri Jul 15 06:40:39 UTC 2011

On 07/14/2011 09:33 PM, Daniel Neuberger wrote:
> Is there a way to specify a group in the requires tag such that the
> resulting package will depend on all the packages in that group?
Well, the Group: tag is informational only and not suited for what you 
are trying to do. Most other groups (like yum or zypper groups) are only 
available in the dependency solvers that implement them. On RPM level 
groups can be created with meta packages. These are packages that do not 
contain any content but are only used to bind packages together by 
Requires. But they can easily confuse people as they look like normal 
packages but have a different role. So looking at the group mechanism of 
your distribution's dependency solver might be the better option.


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