Bug 755563 - Bugs in Ed. 1.0: 18.3. Switching to a Graphical Login
Summary: Bugs in Ed. 1.0: 18.3. Switching to a Graphical Login
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-administrator's-guide
Version: devel
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Stephen Wadeley
QA Contact: Christopher Antila
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-11-21 13:34 UTC by Peter Eriksen
Modified: 2016-03-31 20:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Peter Eriksen 2011-11-21 13:34:18 UTC

Edition 1.0
18.3. Switching to a Graphical Login


yum groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop


yum --enablerepo=dvd --disablerepo=fedora --disablerepo=updates groupinstall "X Window System" "GNOME Desktop Environment"

The reason for disabling the fedora, and updates repositories is, that yum otherwise tries to update the metadata, and fails when there is no internet connection.

Comment 1 Karsten Wade 2011-12-14 03:45:57 UTC
Removing myself for these bug components as I'm either no longer involved in that aspect of the project, or no longer care to watch this particular bug. Sorry if you are caught in a maelstrom of bug changes as a result!

Comment 2 Jack Reed 2012-04-30 22:37:58 UTC
Hi Peter,

Thanks for raising this. This is certainly an issue when installing from a DVD alone with no access to online or networked repos. However, because the command you've provided is for that specific use case, I can't replace the original, more broadly applicable command.

But naturally, it's a pertinent issue and may actually have broader implications in the guide than this one command. I will search the guide for any similar instances and determine how to accommodate both the broadly applicable and specific versions of the command.

Comment 3 Jack Reed 2012-11-09 04:32:01 UTC
I'm reassigning this bug to the Deployment Guide. Documenting this specific application of yum install would be intrusive in the Installation Guide because the yum install and yum groupinstall commands are only dealt with in passing as part of other procedures.

The Deployment Guide, however, devotes a section to yum install with '4.2.4. Installing Packages'. If the maintainers of the DG feel that this variation on the command would be a beneficial inclusion, this section would be a more logical home for it.

Comment 4 Stephen Wadeley 2016-03-31 20:12:43 UTC

dnf has now replaced yum, and the section on installing packages is here:


I think we would need a new section on configuring an ISO as a repo, in order to explain this.

I am not sure how important offline updates are for Fedora users.

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