[CentOS] How to install XFCE on CentOS 8?

Thu Feb 25 21:30:43 UTC 2021
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On 2/25/21 3:09 PM, Gionatan Danti wrote:
> Il 2021-02-25 14:27 Simon Matter ha scritto:
>> EL on the other side has a very limited, supported package set and
>> therefore a lot of packages needed to build a lot of packages are just
>> missing.
> Yeah, same impressions here. EPEL really is a key package repository for 
> RHEL - and I always wondered why they did not invest into maintaining 
> (and extending) this excellent repo.

How about this reason. Paid customers when have issue place support 
call, and their issue MUST be resolved promptly, it is part of contract 
with RedHat. To maintain as vast number of stuff as EPEL contains will 
require RedHat to charge customers proportionally higher, whereas these 
have only slim base of paid customers who use them.

Just a guess.

Whatever RedHat was doing [in the past] they knew how to do the business 
(until recently when they were bough out as a result of poor decisions - 
or maybe because they were doing business really well).


> I think RH now is extremely focused on cloud and SaaS platform, which 
> leave us "normal" sysadmin in an uncomfortable situation...
> Regards.

Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247