[CentOS] yum yum or not?

Thu Apr 26 14:58:38 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Shaun <centos at stinkfish.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm a bit of a newbie to CentOS though not Linux in general. I come from
> an apt-get package management mentality and I've had a few issues where
> package management actions haven't quite done what I'd expect. So I'm
> guessing it's user error! :)
> I installed GNOME and then decided that I wanted to install Xfce to try
> it out. I decided to then remove it with just 'yum remove' after playing
> with it a bit.  It seemed to uninstall a lot of GNOME stuff (presumably
> that they had in common) and so the next time I tried to use GNOME it
> looked different and was missing a few components.  Should I have just
> reverted the install of Xfce to undo it so that those dependencies
> would've have been touched or is this just how yum works?

You can't really generalize about that.  Yum just does what the
dependencies of the rpm packages you install or remove tell it to do.
 A "yum groupinstall 'GNOME Desktop Environment'" might bring back
anything  that is missing.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com