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Minimal GNOME 3.4 system install question

asked 2012-05-31 04:24:28 -0500

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How can I install just a "Mandatory" set of packages and then choose other packages from the 'GNOME Desktop Environment' manually from the Anaconda on system install?

Or should I choose a "minimal" install and then install the desired packages from command shell?

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answered 2012-08-23 12:18:32 -0500

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updated 2012-08-23 19:50:57 -0500

Default or mandatory programs or a group list, the only ones who know are essential to compile, if you want something similar as in ubuntu using ubuntu restricted extras, "sudo apt-get-y install restricted extras" here is different Fedora is one of the best distributions, more customizable. Here you have to install step by step what you want, for example:

Activated repos Livna and rpmfusion (importantly)

Install the audio and video codecs

Install the LibreOffice / Calligra etc.

Flash Plugin

A Excellent guide

Some excellent programs to install the essentials


Fedora Utils


If you need an unattended version type, with all the essentials or important, I would recommend you Kororaa Linux a fork of Fedora

Anaconda can not have a customized installer, as there are many proprietary programs that can not be included by default (Fedora is a free distribution), unless you install and activate rpmfusion.

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answered 2012-08-23 02:01:35 -0500

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updated 2012-08-23 02:15:18 -0500

There is an option in /etc/yum.conf called 'group_package_types'

According to the man page "group_package_types List of the following: optional, default, mandatory. Tells yum which type of packages in groups will be installed when 'groupinstall' is called. Default is: default, mandatory"

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answered 2012-05-31 07:26:33 -0500

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Yes. You can use yum groupinstall for this purpose. yum install @gnome-desktop

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