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Is there a single rpm for Xfce?

asked 2011-11-24 02:29:00 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 10:58:54 -0500

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I'm running 3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64 with KDE, but I'm interested in trying Xfce. I see Xfce in the repos when I do a yum search, but there's no single installer. I have to install all the components individually.

Isn't there some way I can get everything out of a single installation?

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answered 2011-11-24 02:37:19 -0500

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You can make use of the software groups that we define. Please have a look at the "group commands" section of the yum manual page.

I don't recall the name of the LXDE group off hand, please try the following:

$ yum grouplist

Get the name of the LXDE group name from the output. Then run:

$ yum groupinstall "<groupname>"

to install LXDE on your system.

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The request is about Xfce here :). Just to add that we could use groupinstall or "install @<group>"

shaiton gravatar imageshaiton ( 2011-11-24 02:59:07 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-11-24 02:51:11 -0500

asto gravatar image
# sudo yum -y install @xfce
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  • We should never highlight the "-y" flag.
  • "sudo" is not useful as you already are root, see the "#" at your prompt. BTW, sudo is not set by default
shaiton gravatar imageshaiton ( 2011-11-24 02:54:12 -0500 )edit

This method is the same as what I've listed. It's another, more convenient syntax. Please do read the man page though :)

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2011-11-24 02:55:18 -0500 )edit

@asto simply that giving people the habits to use -y will let them use this one while removing software… Too bad when you get Xorg or rpm as a dependence… "-y" exists, and I use it ;). Better to find it on the man.

shaiton gravatar imageshaiton ( 2011-11-24 03:45:17 -0500 )edit

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