[CentOS] How to install XFCE on CentOS 8?

Thu Feb 11 10:16:34 UTC 2021
J Martin Rushton <martinrushton56 at btinternet.com>

Hi Simon,

I'm running XFCE under CentOS 8 as a VM under CentOS 7.  I've just had a 
quick look and this is what I see (see attachment).  You'll need to view 
it in a wide terminal.


On 11/02/2021 09:24, Simon Matter wrote:
> Hi,
> Is anyone here running XFCE desktop on CentOS 8? If so, how did you
> install it?
> I just tried to install it from EPEL and this is what I got:
> # dnf group install Xfce
> Last metadata expiration check: 0:14:01 ago on Thu 11 Feb 2021 10:05:47 CET.
> No match for group package "NetworkManager-gnome"
> No match for group package "thunar-archive-plugin"
> I'm unable to find packages for NetworkManager-gnome or
> thunar-archive-plugin anywhere in CentOS 8 or EPEL 8.
> Did I miss something?
> Thanks,
> Simon
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$ dnf --color=never list xfce\*
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:19 ago on Thu 11 Feb 2021 09:59:20 GMT.
Installed Packages
xfce-polkit.x86_64                   0.3-3.epel8.playground          @epel-playground
xfce4-about.x86_64                   4.14.1-3.epel8.playground       @epel-playground
xfce4-appfinder.x86_64               4.14.0-1.epel8.playground       @epel-playground
xfce4-panel.x86_64                   4.14.4-1.epel8.playground       @epel-playground
xfce4-places-plugin.x86_64           1.8.1-1.epel8.playground        @epel-playground
xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin.x86_64       0.4.3-1.epel8.playground        @epel-playground
xfce4-session.x86_64                 4.14.2-1.epel8.playground       @epel-playground
xfce4-settings.x86_64                4.14.3-1.epel8.playground       @epel-playground
xfce4-systemload-plugin.x86_64       1.2.3-2.epel8.playground        @epel-playground
xfce4-taskmanager.x86_64             1.2.3-1.epel8.playground        @epel-playground
xfce4-terminal.x86_64                0.8.10-1.el8                    @epel
Available Package:
xfce4-battery-plugin.x86_64          1.1.3-1.el8                     epel
xfce4-datetime-plugin.x86_64         0.8.0-1.el8                     epel
xfce4-netload-plugin.x86_64          1.3.2-1.el8                     epel
xfce4-notifyd.x86_64                 0.6.1-1.el8                     epel
xfce4-panel-devel.x86_64             4.14.4-1.el8                    epel
xfce4-power-manager.x86_64           1.6.6-1.el8                     epel
xfce4-screensaver.x86_64             0.1.10-1.el8                    epel
xfce4-screenshooter.x86_64           1.9.7-1.el8                     epel
xfce4-screenshooter-plugin.x86_64    1.9.7-1.el8                     epel
xfce4-smartbookmark-plugin.x86_64    0.5.1-1.el8                     epel
xfce4-time-out-plugin.x86_64         1.1.0-1.el8                     epel
xfce4-weather-plugin.x86_64          0.10.2-1.el8                    epel
xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin.x86_64      2.4.4-1.el8                     epel

$ dnf --color=never list NetworkManager-gnome
Last metadata expiration check: 0:05:53 ago on Thu 11 Feb 2021 09:59:20 GMT.
Error: No matching Packages to list

$ dnf --color=never list thunar-archive-plugin
Last metadata expiration check: 0:06:16 ago on Thu 11 Feb 2021 09:59:20 GMT.
Error: No matching Packages to list