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?



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

  • +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:

  • 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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