On Wed, 2009-06-24 at 21:42 +0200, Thomas Janssen wrote:
2009/6/24 Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan(a)gmail.com>:
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:43 PM, Thomas
> Janssen<thomasj(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> 2009/6/24 John5342 <john5342(a)googlemail.com>:
>>> 2009/6/24 Jaroslav Reznik <jreznik(a)redhat.com>
>>>> On Wednesday 24 June 2009 17:13:37 Charles J Smith III wrote:
>>>> > i've tried the command and here's the result. keep in mind
that the kde
>>>> > desktop works if i login in as root, just not when i log in as
>>>> > [root@III III] yum groupinstall kde
>>>> It's not "kde" group but "KDE (K Desktop
>>> Actually instead of using that long name you could also use the comps group
>>> identifier which is kde-desktop. The following would work just as well.
>>> yum groupinstall kde-desktop
>> Well, you can do as well: yum install @kde-desktop
>> I just gave him something he can find easily with yum grouplist.
> He can't, which is why I asked the question. "yum grouplist" does not
> list kde-desktop as a group name.
You might confuse something. I wasn't answering your question here. I
was the one who answered the OP as first with the correct yum
groupinstall instruction. Then we got two shorter sentences to do the
same. None was wrong.
So my statement "I just gave him something he can find easily with yum
grouplist." was correct. I did gave him that in my first post.
But you got two other answers to your question. One from Diego and i
sent you one.
The question was how to discover the alternate name starting from the
yum manual page. The correct answer is that the -v option is documented
in the man page (though the user would need some imagination to see that
this is useful here, given that it describes the option in terms of
groupids, which are not defined).
Of course the real question is "why is the KDE environment group not
simply called KDE?", but that's a horse of a different colour.