View Information(Description and Required Packages) of a Group using yum

Shahriar Shovon

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In one of my earlier post, I wrote about finding available software groups on CentOS/RedHat/Fedora. But you might not know what each of these group is for, what packages it will install and stuff like that. This is the topic of this post. Let's say I want to know more about the group Basic Web Server. To view the information, run the following command, yum groups info "Basic Web Server" Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile Environment Group: Basic Web Server Environment-Id: web-server-environment Description: Server for serving static and dynamic internet content. Mandatory Groups: +base +core +web-server Optional Groups: +backup-client +debugging +directory-client +guest-agents +hardware-monitoring +java-platform +large-systems +load-balancer +mariadb-client +network-file-system-client +performance +perl-web +php +postgresql-client +python-web +remote-system-management +web-servlet That's it. Tested on: CentOS 7