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What is the centos setup command used in the initial installation? I have a vmware image and i used 'linux text' to install it; now i would like to go back and use the gui version to add some packages. Is this possible?

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Depending on which window manager you are using, you can either to to

Applications --> Add/Remove Software

Or from a shell type "system-config-packages".

If you get "command not found", then you would first have to run

yum install system-config-packages

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+1 For providing more than just the link even though the link is a duplicate. – Aaron Copley Nov 19 '10 at 16:33

After your system has been installed, you generally install new packages by logging in and using the "yum" command. This is covered in the CentOS documentation:

If you've installed a desktop environment on your system, you can use the graphical Package Management tool:

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So there is no way to run anaconda where you can choose groups of packages, Development, Server, etc? I know how to use yum but i want to use the groups because i am installing a proprietary rpm that has dependencies and it is failing. – rumz Nov 19 '10 at 15:46
You can use yum to install the third-party rpm and it will resolve any dependencies: "yum install /path/to/file.rpm". You can also use yum to install groups, see the yum man page and look at the group* command (grouplist, groupinstall, etc). – larsks Nov 19 '10 at 16:03
That should be yum localinstall /path/to/file.rpm, right? – Aaron Copley Nov 19 '10 at 16:15
Nope, just yum install. Read the man page: "Note that the install command will do a local install, if given a filename." – larsks Nov 19 '10 at 16:16
You're right -- I learned it as localinstall (which works, too) and never tested otherwise. Thanks for the tip! – Aaron Copley Nov 19 '10 at 16:19

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