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Re: hwo to install a goup with GUI

Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
William M. Quarles wrote:
Adel ESSAFI wrote:
Hi list

I want to ask how to do to install a group of package graphically. the
add/remove software allows only to parse the groups and then you have
to select the needed packages. There is even "select all" option.
Just to clarify, I think you meant "Is there even a 'select all' option?"

Folks, it seems to me that he is referring to "gpk-application" or
whatever the equivalent is for KDE, which of course uses Yum as its

Yes, I would like to know how to do this, too. You should be able to do
it from the command line using yum, but I don't see any way to do it
using any GUI utilities except when running Anaconda on the installation
discs. I would suggest submitting a Bugzilla report if somebody hasn't
already as a future feature request.

As for now, it looks like we are stuck with using yum at the command
line in order to mass-install or mass-uninstall groups of packages. I've
only seen that I can install and uninstall entire groups using "yum
groupinstall <group>" and "yum groupremove <group>" respectively, but
these only install and remove the groups as they come on the
installation discs (use "yum grouplist" to list groups of packages).
They do not take into account the extra packages available from the
Fedora repositories, nor any other repositories added to the yum
configuration. Does anybody out there know how to add an entire group of
packages, no matter where they come from, using yum at the commandline?


If you are using yumex, click on the folder icon - this gives you
the group view instead of the package view. From their, you can go
down the tree one level and install the standard group packages with
one checkbox. You still have to open the group to get the optional
packages, but I believe you have to do that with yum as well.

Is this what you are after, or am I missing something?


Yum doesn't use checkboxes, it's a command-line utility. I tried yumex and it doesn't seem to be able to do what Adel and I want to do either.

Let's say that I want to install everything in the Games group. Easy in Anaconda, just right click and select "Install all optional packages." After FC10 installation however, it simply just won't do it for you, so you are left with the tedious operation of going down the entire list to check every single check box. We want to AVOID having to do that. This is definitely a feature that needs to be addressed.


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