How to install Gnome into centos

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How to install Gnome into centos

Postby doctortonic » 2012/03/26 15:21:47

Hello! I have installed centos with "minimal" option for keeping the system smallest as possible.

But I am very unfamilared with how to install/remove packages from command line for centos/rhel/fedora/suse. I haven't used till now a .rpm distro.


Now, how can I install gnome?

There are different packages for gnome, as gnome-meta or gnome-lite?

The package of gnome 3 is ready / exist for centos 6?


[root@centos /]# uname -a
Linux centos 2.6.32-220.7.1.el6.i686 #1 SMP Tue Mar 6 21:21:22 GMT 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[root@centos /]#



:hammer:

If I would be in ubuntu I would have these scenarios:

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sudo apt-get install gnome-shell


or

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop


In freeBSD I would search the package on freshports.org




or trought ports

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cd /usr/ports/x11/gnome2/ && make install clean
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pkg_add -r gnome2


Or gnome lite

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cd /usr/ports/x11/gnome2-lite/ && make install clean


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pkg_add -r gnome2-lite



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How can I do this MAGIC into CENTOS?

What are my options?
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How to install Gnome into centos

Postby HenrykD » 2012/03/26 17:23:43

What google says?

For example: How to add Gnome to a CentOS 6 minimal install.
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Re: How to install Gnome into centos

Postby doctortonic » 2012/03/26 18:16:46

Thank you!

This was very useful!

Yes, I did some Google searches but I didn't land on that link maybe because my key-searching words where different.
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Re: How to install Gnome into centos

Postby Apostate » 2012/03/26 18:46:05

How about

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yum install gnome-desktop


?

That might do it - although I have never tried it.
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Re: How to install Gnome into centos

Postby YBellefeuille » 2012/03/26 21:51:38

Please see Installing Software, and in particular the information on Groups.

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[root@localhost ~]# yum grouplist

Installed Groups:
   General Purpose Desktop
   KDE Desktop
   Xfce

[Lots omitted.]


KDE and Xfce are specifically mentioned, but Gnome isn't. Perhaps "General Purpose Desktop" is what we need.

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[root@localhost ~]# yum groupinfo "General Purpose Desktop"

Group: General Purpose Desktop
 Description: A general purpose desktop that adds to Desktop and provides full GNOME features.
 
[Lots omitted.]


Indeed, "General Purpose Desktop" is what we're looking for. Do yum groupinstall "General Purpose Desktop" to install it. Apparently another group called "Desktop" is also required, but probably yum will install whatever is required from that group as a dependency.
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