yum install @kde-desktop not working?

Pedro Francisco pedrogfrancisco.public at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 10:09:41 UTC 2014

2014-03-19 15:18 GMT+00:00 Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com>:
> On Wed, 2014-03-19 at 14:49 +0000, Pedro Francisco wrote:
>> Hello!
>> I may in the past hit CTRL+C a few times during yum operation but
>> since I did a RPM database rebuild I was expecting it would not be the
>> cause of my issue.
>> That being said, I'm having issues after a system cleanup.
>> I did
>> # yum remove qt* kdelibs* gtk*
>> and now when I do:
>> # yum install kdm; yum install @kde-desktop
>> it would seem some dependencies are not installed (not even the option
>> to start KDE appears on KDM).
>> ( I also tried
>> # yum groupinstall gnome desktop
>> but it wouldn't even install gnome-shell (I did install gnome-shell
>> manually but I only get the shell, absolutely nothing else, not even
>> the calculator)).
>> So, my question is: Shouldn't in _theory_ `yum (re)install
>> @kde-desktop' install everything required for a full KDE install?
> If yum believes the group is already installed, I believe it won't
> necessarily do precisely what you're expecting. If you use a different
> group operation mode it may help. Try 'yum ---group_command=compat
> groupinstall kde-desktop' and see if that does it differently?

Didn't work. I ended up doing a bunch of misc stuff and in the end I think using
# dnf groupinstall kde-desktop
did the work.

Thank you for the pointers :)

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