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I want to install Xfce on a ClearOS server. They have not defined any desktop groups (actually no groups other than minimal). But lots of Xfce rpms are in their repos.

How can I see what rpms CentOS would install with a ‘yum group install’?

Then I get to install VNC server and set up the client right…

thanks

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  • Ah,

    I had tried

    yum groupinfo “Xfce Desktop”

    And got the listing of groups, not packages.

    thanks

  • to *really* see what its going to install…

    yum groupinstall “Some Group”

    then answer N (no) after it lists the packages it wants to install.
    this will show you not only whats in the group, but also any prerequisites.

  • Not needed. I want to install Xfce desktop on a ClearOS system. They do not provide a group for any of the desktops. So all I need is a list of rpms that create the desktop and let yum do its job from there. Of course, I need to read the manpage to figure out how to provide the rpms from a file that I got from the group info output….

  • Can some one that has a CentOS7-x64 system please send me the output of:

    yum group info Xfce

    My CentOS7-armv7 does not have an Xfce group, only Gnome and KDE. And all else I have here are Fedora 25-x64 laptops. I want to see what CentOS7 considers to be in the Xcfe desktop.

    thanks

  • Group: Xfce
    Group-Id: xfce-desktop
    Description: A lightweight desktop environment that works well on low end machines.
    Mandatory Packages:
    +Thunar
    +xfce-utils
    +xfce4-panel
    +xfce4-session
    +xfce4-settings
    +xfconf
    +xfdesktop
    +xfwm4
    Default Packages:
    +NetworkManager-gnome
    gdm
    +leafpad
    +openssh-askpass
    +orage
    +polkit-gnome
    +thunar-archive-plugin
    +thunar-volman
    +tumbler
    +xfce4-appfinder
    +xfce4-icon-theme
    +xfce4-mixer
    +xfce4-power-manager
    +xfce4-session-engines
    +xfce4-terminal
    +xfwm4-theme-nodoka
    Optional Packages:
    xfwm4-themes
    Conditional Packages:
    +pinentry-gtk

    CentOS Linux release 7.3.1611 (Core)

    Scott

  • So when I run this list thru yum on the ClearOS7 I get a few packages that are not available. I will take that up with them. But interestingly:

    Package xfce4-mixer is obsoleted by xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin, trying to install xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin-0.2.4-4.el7.x86_64 instead

    So is this a problem with the Xfce group in CentOS7 in general?

  • I seem to be missing some important rpms, even when I enable the clearos-CentOS.repo which is suppose to include all of the CentOS rpms not customized by clearos.

    How can I check out if CentOS7-x64 has these missing rpms:

    No package xfce-utils available. No package NetworkManager-gnome available. No package leafpad available. No package xfce4-icon-theme available. Package xfce4-mixer is obsoleted by xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin, trying to install xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin-0.2.4-4.el7.x86_64 instead No package xfwm4-theme-nodoka available.

    ?

    I would rather enable Xfce than Gnome. I have totally switched to Xfce on all my Fedora platforms. By enabling the clearos-CentOS.repo I have the option of the Gnome group to install…

    thanks

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