Find Installed Yum Groups?

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Is there an ‘after the fact’ way to find what yum groups are installed, including ones that were added with ‘yum groupinstall’
instead of the initial anaconda install?

8 thoughts on - Find Installed Yum Groups?

  • Yes. “yum grouplist” will tell you the groups that are currently in the installed state. Worth reading the manpage to see exactly what yum thinks that “installed” means:

    Groups are marked as “installed” if all mandatory packages are
    installed, or if a group doesn’t have any mandatory packages then
    it is installed if any of the optional or default package are
    installed. […]


    Matthew Miller

    Fedora Project Leader

  • But, I think that is a YUM database and not based on the RPM database, so it is possible that you can have all the RPMs for a group installed and not actually have it listed as installed.

    At least I sometimes find myself in that position. But I also wipe out
    /var/cache/yum/ sometimes.

  • Interesting, but it seems to _only_ show groups that weren’t included in the anaconda install. For example where the saved anaconda-ks-cfg shows @gnome-desktop and @development, ‘yum grouplist’ only shows
    ‘MATE Desktop’ which was installed later.

    What I am looking for is a succinct way to duplicate the full installed package list that exists on an organically-developed developed system (that is, where people added things until it all worked), so equivalent systems can be created by a minimal install followed by a scripted yum install ‘big list of stuff’.


    Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell@gmail.com

  • I think the info of “what’s in a group” comes from the yum cache, but yum uses the actual state of the system (the rpm database) for what’s installed.

    That’s what I think. I guess we could look. :)

  • Well it’s different, but still doesn’t seem right. That shows:
    Installed environment groups:
    MATE Desktop and Installed groups:
    Core
    Dial-up Networking Support
    Fonts
    Guest Desktop Agents
    Input Methods
    MATE
    Multimedia but still no mention of development or gnome.

  • And I guess the other piece of this would be finding individual packages that are not encompassed by the groups – or pulled in by dependencies. Is there some database-like approach to take the full list of packages, then reduce it to the minimal list of groups and top-level packages to pull the rest in? It probably will work to hand the raw list to yum but I’d like to make an understandable list in a script even if the packages had been added piecemeal in the first place as someone noticed the need for them.

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