[CentOS] Back to Xfce
anthony.schreiner at bc.edu
Mon Aug 6 15:51:50 UTC 2018
On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 11:33 AM Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>
> 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
> >>> packages.
> >>> 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
> > 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).
The comps file i searched was (for example)
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)
grep "<name>" your-comps.xml-fil
to see all the names
then page it and search for "X Window System" in your case
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