[CentOS] CentOS 6 yum Groupinstall vs Manual install

Tue Nov 8 17:40:19 UTC 2011
Jerry Minston <jerryminston at yahoo.ie>

Group install is when you install a full suite of software together. If you use normal "Yum install" it will usually only install one software at a time. Take a look at this page, maybe it can help you. http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=package-management

From: Jonathan Vomacka <juvix88 at gmail.com>
To: centos at centos.org
Sent: Tuesday, 8 November 2011, 18:28:42
Subject: [CentOS] CentOS 6 yum Groupinstall vs Manual install


I have a question regarding yum groupinstall vs just using yum install. 
I have been reading tutorials online (for example how to run a Centos 
LAMP). Most of the tutorials have examples to install httpd, mysql, etc 
using yum install httpd....

The reason for this e-mail is that I noticed in yum grouplist that there 
is an option to install Web Server, MySQL database server, etc.

Question: Is there any advantage to using yum groupinstall for a 
webserver as opposed to using yum install httpd? I am just curious why 
most online docs dont mention groupinstall and only reference installing 
each app manually one by one.

Any information would be appreciated
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