[CentOS] How to install XFCE on CentOS 8?

Thu Feb 11 19:18:46 UTC 2021
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 05:18:19PM +0100, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> Le 11/02/2021 à 17:08, Simon Matter a écrit :
> > But, I'm a bit shocked to find EPEL 8 in such a bad shape of brokenness
> > and incompleteness
> I've come to the same conclusion.
> For the past couple years, my solution has been to use RHEL clones (CentOS and
> Oracle Linux) on servers only (multi-user.target).
> I've moved all my graphical installations (workstation, laptops, desktop
> clients) to OpenSUSE Leap + KDE.

Its mostly fine if you use GNOME on RHEL/CentOS.  They're packaged by
Red Hat, they accept bug reports about issues and stuff like missing
dependencies are worked out pretty quickly.

In my experience, Red Hat doesn't do a ton of Desktop testing, they
lean on Fedora ironing out all the bugs and lifting the fixes from

Almost all of my bugs filed against desktop-related issues are either
dropped as WONTFIX or are fixed when RHEL bumps their GNOME version to
a newer release.  For example:

It's too bad that RH doesn't really have much focus on
Desktop/Workstation systems, because an enteprise workstation is
actually a useful thing for people who need long term support (1-2
years at least) of a workstation.  Ubuntu manages to do it, but
unfortunately, most of our engineering software isn't supported on

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>