[CentOS] CentOS 6 yum Groupinstall vs Manual install

Tue Nov 8 18:05:48 UTC 2011
Jonathan Vomacka <juvix88 at gmail.com>

Makes sense, I appreciate the help Richard.

On 11/8/2011 12:55 PM, lists-centos wrote:
> ------------ Original Message ------------
>> Date: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 12:28:42 PM -0500
>> From: Jonathan Vomacka<juvix88 at gmail.com>
>> To: centos at centos.org
>> Gentlemen,
>> 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
> I generally don't use "groupinstall" on things that I'm familiar
> with because I want more control. Without more digging than it's
> worth I don't know exactly what packages are included. Most times a
> "groupinstall" will miss things I need while including things I know
> I don't want.
> I suppose that if you are unfamiliar with a whole class of software
> and want to do a brute-force install, then "groupinstall" serves a
> purpose. [then again, actually spending the time to learn the
> various pieces, and why you would want them, will serve one better
> in the long run.]
>      - Richard