[CentOS] Missing rpms - Re: What is in a yum group

Thu May 25 16:07:14 UTC 2017
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

On 05/25/2017 11:22 AM, Bowie Bailey wrote:
> On 5/25/2017 10:04 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> On 05/25/2017 09:32 AM, Leon Fauster wrote:
>>>> Am 25.05.2017 um 15:27 schrieb Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>:
>>>> Thanks.  I followed this to: 
>>>> http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/os/x86_64/Packages/
>>>> And could not find any of the following:
>>>> No package xfce-utils available.
>>>> No package NetworkManager-gnome available.
>>>> No package leafpad available.
>>>> No package xfce4-icon-theme available.
>>>> Package xfce4-mixer is obsoleted by xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin, trying 
>>>> to install xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin-0.2.4-4.el7.x86_64 instead
>>>> No package xfwm4-theme-nodoka available.
>>>> So it would appear that an Xfce desktop install is 'broken' for 
>>>> some level of brokeness for Centos7.
>>>> But interestingly, NetworkManager-gnome is not used by gnome. It 
>>>> has a bunch of other NetworkManager rpms.  I also checked Fedora 21 
>>>> and 24 and their Xfce desktop does not list NetworkManager-gnome 
>>>> when I do a group info xfce.  So there is something wrong in the 
>>>> packaging of the xfce group in Centos7-x64 that Scott provided me...
>>> Xfce is provided by EPEL:
>>> https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2017-May/164858.html
>> I missed that your two emails pointed to different urls. Thanks. But...
>> Enabling epel does not provide an Xfce group.
>> Enabling epel does not give me the missing rpms.  It does provide 
>> both mixer and pulseaudio-plugin, but not the others.
>> So Xfce is still broken at some level of brokeness with C7.
> On my rather basic C7 system with epel enabled, I don't see any problems.
>     # yum groupinstall "Xfce"
>     ...
>     Install  20 Packages (+193 Dependent packages)
> It did not give any errors and the install list does not mention any 
> of the missing packages that you list above.  It works fine with C7.  
> There must be some difference with your system.
The group is not on my system.  I am using ClearOS' version of the 
Centos repos, so not necessarily a surprise.  And all my other servers 
are Centos7-armv7hl, also with no Xfce group.  But the armv7hl repos 
have a number of build challenges that we have had to work around...

Can you please run:

yum group info Xfce

and send me the output?