[CentOS] How to install XFCE on CentOS 8?

Thu Feb 25 20:39:02 UTC 2021
J Martin Rushton <martinrushton56 at btinternet.com>

On 25/02/2021 18:18, Leon Fauster via CentOS wrote:
> Am 25.02.21 um 15:12 schrieb J Martin Rushton via CentOS:
>> On 25/02/2021 13:37, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>> <snip>

>> I was recently looking at Raymond's book "The Art of UNIX Programming" 
>> from 2003.  He, along with contributors Thompson (inventor of UNIX), 
>> Kernigham (C and AWK), Korn and others of that callibre, espouse 
>> creating "little tools" that do one job reliably and well.  The likes 
>> of Gnome or systemd certainly would never fit into this philosophy.  I 
>> really think we have lost a lot of maintainability and ease of 
>> management over the last 20 years as applications are stretched to do 
>> ever more.
> Well, do "ldd /bin/awk" and you see interconnected dependencies.
> I see it the same way and if I want, I would see it the same way with
> a broader view. Do one job well - interaction with the user, Gnome.
> Do one job well - when a service is stopped, it is stopped (systemd).
> So it depends of the scope of view. Sure, there are tools that try
> to do everything. One that came into my mind is YasT from SuSE.
> That one I would classify as not fitting into the common unix
> philosophy.
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> Leon
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I don't want to get bogged down in arguments about which application has 
the most dependencies.  It's really a matter of scale.  Depending upon a 
few system libraries is reasonable, but when when the ramifications 
extend to dozens then perhaps a pause for thought might be suggested? 
Oh and BTW:

bash-4.2$ ldd /bin/awk
	linux-vdso.so.1 =>  (0x00007ffcc876a000)
	libdl.so.2 => /lib64/libdl.so.2 (0x00007fcd25995000)
	libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x00007fcd25693000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x00007fcd252c5000)
	/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007fcd25b99000)

-- which seems reasonable to me.

J Martin Rushton MBCS