[CentOS] XFCE4 group missing on Centos 5.x?

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Nov 13 21:24:46 UTC 2012


On 11/13/2012 03:20 PM, Keith Roberts wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Nov 2012, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>
>> To: centos at centos.org
>> From: Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>
>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] XFCE4 group missing on Centos 5.x?
>>
>> On 11/13/2012 02:41 PM, Keith Roberts wrote:
>>> On Tue, 13 Nov 2012, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>>
>>>> To: centos at centos.org
>>>> From: Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>
>>>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] XFCE4 group missing on Centos 5.x?
>>>>
>>>> On 11/13/2012 01:55 PM, Keith Roberts wrote:
>>>>> I had XFCE group installed and working on C5.8 32 bit.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have done a fresh installation using the C 5.5 DVD.
>>>>>
>>>>> I cannot seem to find the XFCE group now. Has this been
>>>>> removed from Centos 5.x ?
>>>>>
>>>> There is a version in CentOS Extras ... however, it is outdated.
>>>>
>>>> I was going to upgrade it ... BUT ... I found that it is now being
>>>> maintained in EPEL for EL5.
>>>>
>>>> I would recommend that you use the EPEL version of XFCE.
>>> Thanks Johnny.
>>>
>>> This is what I'm getting now:
>>>
>>> [root at karsites ~]# yum groupinfo XFCE
>>> Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities
>>> Setting up Group Process
>>> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
>>>   * base: mirror.for.me.uk
>>>   * epel: mirrors.ukfast.co.uk
>>>   * extras: mirror.for.me.uk
>>>   * rpmforge: nl.mirror.eurid.eu
>>>   * updates: mirror.for.me.uk
>>> Warning: Group XFCE does not exist.
>>>
>>> I was installing xfce4 with:
>>>
>>> yum -y groupinstall "XFCE"
>>>
>>> Has the name been changed?
>> The CentOS extras group name is:
>>
>> XFCE-4.4
>>
>> I don't think the EPEL version has groups.
> [root at karsites ~]# yum groupinfo "XFCE-4.4"
> Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities
> Setting up Group Process
> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
>   * base: mirror.for.me.uk
>   * epel: mirrors.ukfast.co.uk
>   * extras: mirror.for.me.uk
>   * rpmforge: nl.mirror.eurid.eu
>   * updates: mirror.for.me.uk
> Warning: Group XFCE-4.4 does not exist.
>
> Maybe it's been removed now from extras as it's old?
>
> OK - got it now Johnny. So I just install every xfce* 
> package from EPEL and that's dealt with it?
>
> Name       : xfce4-session
> Arch       : i386
> Version    : 4.6.2
> Release    : 1.el5
> Size       : 662 k
> Repo       : epel
> Summary    : Xfce session manager
> URL        : http://www.xfce.org/
> License    : GPLv2+
> Description: xfce4-session is the session manager for the
>  	   : Xfce desktop environment.
>

That should work ... this also pointed out a problem with the extras
metadata, it did not use the groups xml file when it was generated.

I have regenerated it properly now so that it also shows the groups ...
it should now be propagating out to the world from the master server now.

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