[CentOS] making my own group repo - Re: Back to Xfce

Mon Aug 6 21:34:05 UTC 2018
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

I tried making my own repo with just the groups in them and I got an 

I used:

#createrepo -g /root/mygroups.xml /root/myrepo
Saving Primary metadata
Saving file lists metadata
Saving other metadata
Generating sqlite DBs
Sqlite DBs complete

Where /root/mygroup.xml is attached below.

Then I made:

cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/myrepo.repo << EOF
name=My repo for armhfp


when I tried

yum group list

I got the error:

Failed to add groups file for repository: myrepo - comps file is 

Perhaps my xml is too complex.  I made it by deleting most of the Centos 
and EPEL ones:

(Maybe I should cut out all the 'extra' stuff?)

all help greatly appreciated.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE comps PUBLIC "-//CentOS//DTD Comps info//EN" "comps.dtd">
     <name>X Window System</name>
     <name xml:lang="af">X Window-stelsel</name>
     <name xml:lang="af_ZA">X Window-stelsel</name>
     <name xml:lang="am">የX መስኮት ሲስተም</name>
     <name xml:lang="ar">نظام نوافذ X</name>
     <name xml:lang="as">X উইন্ডো চিস্টেম</name>
     <name xml:lang="bal">سیستم ویندو X</name>
     <name xml:lang="be">X Window System</name>
     <name xml:lang="bg">Система за прозорци Х</name>
     <name xml:lang="bn">X উইন্ডো সিস্টেম</name>
     <name xml:lang="bn_IN">X উইন্ডো সিস্টেম</name>
     <name xml:lang="bs">X sustav prozora</name>
     <name xml:lang="ca">Sistema de finestres X</name>
     <name xml:lang="cs">X Window System</name>
     <name xml:lang="cs_CZ">X Window System</name>
     <name xml:lang="cy">System Ffenestri X</name>
     <name xml:lang="da">Vinduessystemet X</name>
     <name xml:lang="de">X-Window-System</name>
     <name xml:lang="de_CH">X-Window-System</name>
     <name xml:lang="el">Παραθυρικό σύστημα Χ</name>
     <name xml:lang="en_GB">X Window System</name>
     <name xml:lang="es">Sistema X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="es_ES">Sistema X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="et">X Window süsteem</name>
     <name xml:lang="eu">X leiho sistema</name>
     <name xml:lang="eu_ES">X leiho sistema</name>
     <name xml:lang="fa">سیستم پنجره‌ای X</name>
     <name xml:lang="fa_IR">سیستم پنجره‌ای X</name>
     <name xml:lang="fi">X-ikkunointijärjestelmä</name>
     <name xml:lang="fr">Système X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="gl">Sistema X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="gu">X વિન્ડો સિસ્ટમ</name>
     <name xml:lang="he">סביבת החלונות X</name>
     <name xml:lang="hi">X विंडो सिस्टम</name>
     <name xml:lang="hr">X sustav prozora</name>
     <name xml:lang="hr_HR">X sustav prozora</name>
     <name xml:lang="hu">X Window System grafikus rendszer</name>
     <name xml:lang="hy">X պատուհանների համակարգ</name>
     <name xml:lang="ia">Systema X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="id">Sistem X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="ilo">Sistema ti X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="is">X gluggakerfið</name>
     <name xml:lang="it">Sistema X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="it_IT">Sistema X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="ja">X Window System</name>
     <name xml:lang="ja_JP">X Window System</name>
     <name xml:lang="kn">X Window ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ</name>
     <name xml:lang="ko">X 윈도우 시스템</name>
     <name xml:lang="lv">X Window sistēma</name>
     <name xml:lang="mai">X विंडो सिस्टम</name>
     <name xml:lang="mk">X графички систем</name>
     <name xml:lang="ml">X Window സിസ്റ്റം</name>
     <name xml:lang="mr">X विंडो प्रणाली</name>
     <name xml:lang="ms">Sistem X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="ms_MY">Sistem X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="nb">X-vindussystemet</name>
     <name xml:lang="ne">X सञ्झ्याल प्रणाली</name>
     <name xml:lang="nl">X Window systeem</name>
     <name xml:lang="no">X-vindussystemet</name>
     <name xml:lang="nso">Tshepedišo ya Lefesetere la X</name>
     <name xml:lang="or">X ୱିଣ୍ଡୋ ତନ୍ତ୍ର</name>
     <name xml:lang="pa">X ਵਿੰਡੋ ਸਿਸਟਮ</name>
     <name xml:lang="pl">System X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="pt">Sistema de Janelas X</name>
     <name xml:lang="pt_BR">Sistema de Janelas X</name>
     <name xml:lang="ro">Sistemul de ferestre X</name>
     <name xml:lang="ru">Система X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="ru_RU">Система X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="si">X කවුළු පද්ධතිය</name>
     <name xml:lang="sk">X Window systém</name>
     <name xml:lang="sl">Okenski sistem X</name>
     <name xml:lang="sq">Sistemi X i Dritareve</name>
     <name xml:lang="sr">Икс систем прозора</name>
     <name xml:lang="sr at latin">X sistem prozora</name>
     <name xml:lang="sr at Latn">X sistem prozora</name>
     <name xml:lang="sv">Fönstersystemet X</name>
     <name xml:lang="ta">X விண்டோ அமைப்பு</name>
     <name xml:lang="ta_IN">X விண்டோ அமைப்பு</name>
     <name xml:lang="te">X విండో విధానం</name>
     <name xml:lang="tg">Системаи X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="th">ระบบ X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="tr">X Pencere Sistemi</name>
     <name xml:lang="uk">Система X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="uk_UA">Система X Window</name>
     <name xml:lang="ur">ونڈوز نظام X</name>
     <name xml:lang="vi">X Window System</name>
     <name xml:lang="zh">X 視窗系統</name>
     <name xml:lang="zh_CN">X 窗口系统</name>
     <name xml:lang="zh_TW">X 視窗系統</name>
     <name xml:lang="zu">X Isistimu Yewindi</name>
     <description>X Window System Support.</description>
     <description xml:lang="as">X উইন্ডো চিস্টেম সমৰ্থন।</description>
     <description xml:lang="bn">X Window সিস্টেম সমর্থন।</description>
     <description xml:lang="bn_IN">X Window সিস্টেম সমর্থন।</description>
     <description xml:lang="cs">Podpora pro X Window System.</description>
     <description xml:lang="cs_CZ">Podpora pro X Window 
     <description xml:lang="de">X-Window-System-Unterstützung.</description>
     <description xml:lang="es">Soporte para sistema X Window.</description>
     <description xml:lang="es_ES">Soporte para sistema X 
     <description xml:lang="fr">Prise en charge X Window 
     <description xml:lang="gu">X વિન્ડો સિસ્ટમ આધાર.</description>
     <description xml:lang="hi">X विंडो तंत्र समर्थन.</description>
     <description xml:lang="ia">Supporto pro le systema X 
     <description xml:lang="it">Supporto sistema X Window.</description>
     <description xml:lang="it_IT">Supporto sistema X Window.</description>
     <description xml:lang="ja">X Window システムのサポート</description>
     <description xml:lang="ja_JP">X Window システムのサポート</description>
     <description xml:lang="kn">X ವಿಂಡೊ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯ ಬೆಂಬಲ.</description>
     <description xml:lang="ko">X 윈도우 지원.</description>
     <description xml:lang="ml">X വിന്‍ഡോ സിസ്റ്റം പിന്തുണ.</description>
     <description xml:lang="mr">X Window प्रणाली समर्थन.</description>
     <description xml:lang="or">X ୱିଣ୍ଡୋ ତନ୍ତ୍ର ସମର୍ଥନ।</description>
     <description xml:lang="pa">X ਵਿੰਡੋ ਸਿਸਟਮ ਸਮਰਥਨ।</description>
     <description xml:lang="pl">Obsługa systemu X Window.</description>
     <description xml:lang="ru">Поддержка системы X Window.</description>
     <description xml:lang="ru_RU">Поддержка системы X Window.</description>
     <description xml:lang="sv">Stöd för fönstersystemet X.</description>
     <description xml:lang="ta">X விண்டோ கணினி சேவை.</description>
     <description xml:lang="ta_IN">X விண்டோ கணினி சேவை.</description>
     <description xml:lang="te">X విండో సిస్టమ్ మద్దతు.</description>
     <description xml:lang="uk">Підтримка системи X Window.</description>
     <description xml:lang="uk_UA">Підтримка системи X Window.</description>
     <description xml:lang="zh">X Window 系統支援。</description>
     <description xml:lang="zh_CN">X 窗口系统支持。</description>
     <description xml:lang="zh_TW">X Window 系統支援。</description>
       <packagereq type="mandatory">glx-utils</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="mandatory">initial-setup-gui</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="mandatory">mesa-dri-drivers</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="mandatory">plymouth-system-theme</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="mandatory">spice-vdagent</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="mandatory">xorg-x11-drivers</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="mandatory">xorg-x11-server-Xorg</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="mandatory">xorg-x11-utils</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="mandatory">xorg-x11-xauth</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="mandatory">xorg-x11-xinit</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="mandatory">xvattr</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="optional">tigervnc-server</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="optional">wayland-protocols-devel</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="optional">xorg-x11-drv-keyboard</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="optional">xorg-x11-drv-libinput</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="optional">xorg-x11-drv-mouse</packagereq>
       <packagereq type="optional">xorg-x11-drv-openchrome</packagereq>
     <name xml:lang="as">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="bg">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="bn">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="bn_IN">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="ca">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="cs">Prostředí Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="da">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="de">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="el">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="en_GB">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="es">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="et">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="eu">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="fa">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="fi">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="fr">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="gu">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="he">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="hi">एक्सएफसीई</name>
     <name xml:lang="hu">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="ia">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="id">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="it">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="ja">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="kn">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="ko">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="lv">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="mr">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="nb">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="nl">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="or">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="pa">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="pl">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="pt">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="pt_BR">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="ru">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="sk">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="sr">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="sv">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="ta">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="te">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="tg">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="tr">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="uk">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="zh_CN">Xfce</name>
     <name xml:lang="zh_TW">Xfce</name>
     <description>A lightweight desktop environment that works well on 
low end machines.</description>
     <description xml:lang="af">'n Liggewig werkskermomgewing wat goed 
werk op stadige rekenaars.</description>
     <description xml:lang="am">የቀላል ክብደት ያለው ሠሌዳ አካባኪ በዝቅተኛው ጫፍ የማሽን 
ክፍል የሚሰራ።</description>
     <description xml:lang="ar">بيئة سطح مكتب خفيفة تعمل جيدا على 
الأجهزة القديمة.</description>
     <description xml:lang="as">এটা লঘুভাৰৰ ডেষ্কট'প পৰিবেশ যি নিম্ন 
বিন্যাসৰ যন্ত্ৰত ভালকৈ কাম কৰি ।</description>
     <description xml:lang="ast">Un entornu d'escritoriu llixeru que 
furrula bien en máquines pequeñes.</description>
     <description xml:lang="bal">یک سبکین محیط دسکتاپ که په خوبی ته 
ماشینان کنٹین کار کنت.</description>
     <description xml:lang="bg">Лека десктоп работна среда, която работи 
добре на слаби машини.</description>
     <description xml:lang="bn">নিম্ন ক্ষমতাসম্পন্ন মেশিনে সহজে 
সঞ্চালনযোগ্য স্বল্পমাপের ডেস্কটপ পরিবেশ।</description>
     <description xml:lang="bn_IN">নিম্ন ক্ষমতাসম্পন্ন মেশিনে সহজে 
সঞ্চালনযোগ্য স্বল্পমাপের ডেস্কটপ পরিবেশ।</description>
     <description xml:lang="ca">Un entorn d'escriptori lleuger que 
funciona en ordinadors senzills.</description>
     <description xml:lang="cs">Odlehčené uživatelské prostředí, které 
dobře funguje na pomalejších počítačích.</description>
     <description xml:lang="da">Et letvægtsskrivebordsmiljø der virker 
godt på langsomme computere.</description>
     <description xml:lang="de">Eine schlanke Desktop-Umgebung, die gut 
auf älteren Systemen funktioniert.</description>
     <description xml:lang="el">Μια ελαφριά επιφάνεια εργασίας που 
αποδίδει πολύ καλά σε παλαιότερα μηχανήματα.</description>
     <description xml:lang="en_GB">A lightweight desktop environment 
that works well on low end machines.</description>
     <description xml:lang="es">Un entorno de escritorio liviano que 
funciona bien en máquinas pequeñas.</description>
     <description xml:lang="et">Väikese ressursivajadusega 
töölauakeskkond, mis sobib väiksema võimsusega arvutitesse.</description>
     <description xml:lang="fa">یک محیط رومیزی سبک‌وزن که روی دستگاه‌های 
ضعیف خوب کار می‌کند.</description>
     <description xml:lang="fi">Kevyt työpöytäympäristö, joka toimii 
hyvin tehottomillakin koneilla.</description>
     <description xml:lang="fr">Un environnement de bureau léger adapté 
aux machines peu puissantes.</description>
     <description xml:lang="gu">હલકું ડેસ્કટોપ પર્યાવરણ કે જે નીચા મશીનો 
સાથે યોગ્ય રીતે કામ કરે.</description>
     <description xml:lang="he">סביבה שולחנית קלה הפועלת היטב גם על 
מחשבים שאינם רבי עצמה.</description>
     <description xml:lang="hi">हल्का डेस्कटॉप वातावरण जो कि न्यूनांत 
मशीन पर ठीक काम करता है.</description>
     <description xml:lang="hr">Jednostavno okruženje radne površine 
koje dobro funkcionira na slabijim računalima.</description>
     <description xml:lang="hu">Pehelysúlyú asztal környezet, ami 
gyengébb gépeken is jól használható.</description>
     <description xml:lang="ia">Un ambiente de scriptorio legier que 
functiona ben sur machinas exigue.</description>
     <description xml:lang="id">Lingkungan dekstop yang ringan yang 
dapat bekerja dengan baik pada mesin yang rendah.</description>
     <description xml:lang="is">Létt skjáborðsumhverfi sem virkar vel á 
aflminni vélum.</description>
     <description xml:lang="it">Un ambiente desktop performante anche 
per computer meno potenti.</description>
     <description xml:lang="kn">ಕೆಳಮಟ್ಟದ ಗಣಕಗಳಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡಬಲ್ಲಂತಹ 
ಒಂದು ಹಗುರ ತೂಕದ ಗಣಕತೆರೆ ಪರಿಸರ.</description>
     <description xml:lang="ko">저 사양 컴퓨터에서도 잘 작동하는 경량의 
데스크탑 환경입니다.</description>
     <description xml:lang="lv">Viegla darbvirsma, kas labi darbojas uz 
mazjaudīgiem datoriem.</description>
     <description xml:lang="mai">हलुक डेस्कटाप वातावरण जे न्यूनांत मशीन 
पर नीक काज करैत अछि.</description>
     <description xml:lang="mk">Едноставна работна околина што работи 
одлично на поспори машини.</description>
     <description xml:lang="ml">ലോ എന്‍ഡ് മഷീനുകളില്‍ ശരിയായി 
പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കുന്ന ലൈറ്റ് വെയിറ്റ് ഡസ്ക്ടോപ്പ് എന്‍വയോണ്മെന്റ്.</description>
     <description xml:lang="mr">एक हलके डेस्कटॉप वातावरण जे कमी रचनात्मक 
प्रणालींवर चांगल्या प्रकारे काम करते.</description>
     <description xml:lang="ms">Persekitaran desktop ringan yang 
berfungsi dengan baik pada mesin berkuasa rendah.</description>
     <description xml:lang="nb">Et lettvektig skrivebordsmiljø som 
fungerer bra på eldre og tregere maskiner.</description>
     <description xml:lang="ne">चाँडो अन्त्य हुने मेसिनमा राम्रोसँग 
कार्य गर्ने हल्का डेस्कटप परिवेश ।</description>
     <description xml:lang="nl">Een lichtgewicht bureaubladomgeving die 
zeer geschikt is voor minder krachtige machines.</description>
     <description xml:lang="nso">Tikologo ya teseke e bohwefo yeo e 
šomago gabotse kudu metšheneng ya tlase.</description>
     <description xml:lang="or">ଗୋଟିଏ ହାଲୁକା ଡେସ୍କଟପ ପରିବେଶ ଯାହାକି ନିମ୍ନ 
ଭାଗ ମେସିନ ମାନଙ୍କରେ ଉତ୍ତମ ରୂପେ କାର୍ଯ୍ଯ କରିଥାଏ।</description>
     <description xml:lang="pa">ਇੱਕ ਹਲਕਾ ਡੈਸਕਟਾਪ ਇੰਵਾਇਰਨਮੈਂਟ, ਜੋ ਕਿ ਘੱਟ 
ਸੰਰਚਨਾ ਵਾਲੀਆਂ ਮਸ਼ੀਨਾਂ ਉੱਤੇ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ।</description>
     <description xml:lang="pl">Lekkie środowisko graficzne, które 
dobrze działa na słabych komputerach.</description>
     <description xml:lang="pt">Um ambiente de trabalho leve que 
funciona bem em máquinas com recursos modestos.</description>
     <description xml:lang="pt_BR">Um ambiente de trabalho leve que 
funciona bem em máquinas de baixo custo.</description>
     <description xml:lang="ro">Un mediu de lucru lejer care 
funcționează bine pe calculatoare mai slabe.</description>
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On 08/06/2018 01:39 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> On 08/06/2018 11:51 AM, Tony Schreiner wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 11:33 AM Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On 08/06/2018 11:11 AM, Tony Schreiner wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 10:55 AM Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Nicolas,
>>>>> Thank you!  But I am Dyslexic and very mono-linguistic; at least I 
>>>>> could
>>>>> read the actual commands, if not all the wonderful comments...
>>>>> On 08/06/2018 10:26 AM, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
>>>>>> Le 06/08/2018 à 16:05, Robert Moskowitz a écrit :
>>>>>>> But notes that this installs Gnome (which I don't want) and that
>>>>> instead to
>>>>>>> yum groupinstall “X Window System”
>>>>>>> But has concerns if this installs all needed followed up with
>>>>>>> yum groupinstall "Xfce"
>>>>>>> Thing is on armhfp, I do not have “X Window System” or "Xfce"
>>>>>> I can partially answer your question, since I'm running Xfce both 
>>>>>> on my
>>>>>> workstation and my laptop.
>>>>> I switched to Xfce with Fedora 20 and have put up with Gnome on my
>>>>> Centos systems so far.
>>>>>> Here's my custom script that installs a full-blow bells-and-whistles
>>>>>> Xfce desktop from a minimal CentOS installation, without any
>>> unnecessary
>>>>>> packages.
>>> https://github.com/kikinovak/centos-7-desktop-xfce/blob/master/postinstall.sh 
>>>>>> Once you've installed the "X Window System" group and you invoke 
>>>>>> "yum
>>>>>> groupinstall Xfce", the group consists of not much more than a dozen
>>>>>> explicit core packages (Thunar, xfdesktop, xfce4-panel, etc.) and 
>>>>>> then
>>> -
>>>>>> of course - all the dependencies are installed. Give this a spin 
>>>>>> on an
>>>>>> x86_64 machine and then write down this relatively short list.
>>>>> I don't have an x86_64 machine with Centos on it.  I would have to 
>>>>> play
>>>>> with Qemu VM for centos on this Fedora 28 notebook.  All my servers
>>>>> (other than the ClearOS one) are ARM.
>>>>> The armhfp repos (including epel) do not have either the "X Windows
>>>>> System" or "Xfce" (and any sub-groups that calls).  So I am asking 
>>>>> for
>>>>> the content of those groups.  Hopefully the source scripts so I can
>>>>> modify them (as needed) for armhfp.
>>>>> It would seem that there is a source file somewhere in the source 
>>>>> tree
>>>>> with the script(s) contents.
>>>>> thanks
>>>> In the file
>>> 5307666922f0cd10058b04791f3f596cfcaab48df6fdd6cf847f349bd455e0bd-comps-Everything.x86_64.xml 
>>>> from the repodata in the Epel 7 repository there is the following 
>>>> for the
>>>> Xfce group, is this helpful to you?
>>> Yes!  I can pull out the rpm list and build a file to feed into yum.
>>> Can you point out the URL for all the groups?  I am also going to need
>>> the "X Windows System" group, I believe (and should compare it to the
>>> Server GUI group).
>>> Thanks
>> The comps file i searched was (for example)
>> http://fedora-epel.mirror.lstn.net/7/x86_64/repodata/5307666922f0cd10058b04791f3f596cfcaab48df6fdd6cf847f349bd455e0bd-comps-Everything.x86_64.xml 
>> you can choose any Fedora/Epel mirror
>> But the "X Window System" group is in CentOS base, look for one of those
>> mirrors (for example)
>> http://mirror.atlanticmetro.net/centos/7.5.1804/os/x86_64/repodata/d87379a47bc2060f833000b9cef7f9670195fe197271d37fce5791e669265e8b-c7-x86_64-comps.xml 
>> do
>> grep "<name>"  your-comps.xml-fil
>> to see all the names
>> then page it and search for "X Window System" in your case
> Big help here.  With this and http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/YumGroups
> I should be able to create my own repo with the groups I need, then 
> hand it off to the armhfp maintainers.
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