[CentOS] What is in a yum group

Wed May 24 14:07:44 UTC 2017
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

On 05/24/2017 12:03 AM, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 5/23/2017 3:52 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> 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... 
> 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....