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tal56 31st October 2007 03:26

Centos 5 Perfect Install with SSH

I want to do the Centos 5 perfect install, but my dedicated server I'm getting only gives you "SSH only install" and you are on your own after that.

So what do I need to install with YUM to get started doing the Perfect Install? Basically I don't have the option of selecting the packages from the OS install, and need to add them after the fact before I can get started doing the Perfect install. Thanks for your help.

wpwood3 31st October 2007 05:08

Here's one way
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I'm sure there's a much easier way to do what you want but I'll offer one solution.

Look at the install log on your system:

It will show everything that was installed when your system was initially set up.

Compare that to my install log (attached) that was done exactly as the perfect setup CentOS 5 specified about 2 weeks ago.

wpwood3 31st October 2007 05:26

Here's the easy way!
I just remembered the easy way.

SSH into your system and type


yum grouplist

This will display all of the installed groups on your system.
The perfect install includes all of these:

Installed Groups:
  MySQL Database
  Development Libraries
  System Tools
  Text-based Internet
  DNS Name Server
  Dialup Networking Support
  Network Servers
  Web Server
  Windows File Server
  Printing Support
  Mail Server
  Server Configuration Tools
  Administration Tools
  Yum Utilities

If you are missing anything then just do

yum groupinstall 'missing_groupname'

Replace 'missing_groupname' with the name of the missing group.

If your really bored, you still might enjoy looking through the 600+ line list in my previous post. ;)

tal56 31st October 2007 06:23

Wpwood3, that is fantastic... Thank you !!

Just out of curiosity, when I install those groups I do want all the packages included in each group correct? I mean is there stuff in each group that I should not be installing? And if so, how do I avoid them?

Thanks again !!

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