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Old 05-03-2014, 07:31 PM   #1
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What version of centos have i installed


I recently ran the following command : cat /etc/centos-release

I got a message that said : centos 6.5 final


My question is how do i determine if this version is the Desktop, or basic server, or one of the other versions I could have chosen?

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Old 05-03-2014, 07:56 PM   #2
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Desktop would have a GUI desktop environment (Gnome is the default I believe) while Server would have a CLI text interface.

They are not separate distros, though---you could easily add a desktop environment to a server install, or run server processes on a desktop install.

"yum grouplist" will tell you which groups are available/installed.
 
Old 05-03-2014, 11:22 PM   #3
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Desktop would have a GUI desktop environment (Gnome is the default I believe) while Server would have a CLI text interface.

They are not separate distros, though---you could easily add a desktop environment to a server install, or run server processes on a desktop install.

"yum grouplist" will tell you which groups are available/installed.
Snowpine, I understand what your saying about GNOME. And I ran a yum grouplist. This is what it gave me:

Can you tell from it which system I have?

Additional Development
Base
Desktop
Dial-up Networking Support
Directory Client
E-mail server
FCoE Storage Client
Fonts
General Purpose Desktop
Graphical Administration Tools
Hardware monitoring utilities
Internet Applications
Internet Browser
Legacy UNIX compatibility
Legacy X Window System compatibility
Network Infrastructure Server
Networking Tools
Performance Tools
Perl Support
Remote Desktop Clients
Security Tools
Storage Availability Tools
X Window System
iSCSI Storage Client
Installed Language Groups:
Arabic Support [ar]
Armenian Support [hy]
Bhutanese Support [dz]
Chinese Support [zh]
Georgian Support [ka]
Hebrew Support [he]
Inuktitut Support [iu]
Japanese Support [ja]
Khmer Support [km]
Konkani Support [kok]
Korean Support [ko]
Kurdish Support [ku]
Lao Support [lo]
Myanmar (Burmese) Support [my]
Tajik Support [tg]
Venda Support [ve]
Available Groups:
Backup Client
Backup Server
CIFS file server
Client management tools
Compatibility libraries
Console internet tools
Debugging Tools
Desktop Debugging and Performance Tools
Desktop Platform
Desktop Platform Development
Development tools
Directory Server
Eclipse
Emacs
FTP server
Graphics Creation Tools
High Availability
High Availability Management
Identity Management Server
Infiniband Support
Input Methods
Java Platform
KDE Desktop
Large Systems Performance
Load Balancer
Mainframe Access
Messaging Client Support
MySQL Database client
MySQL Database server
NFS file server
Network Storage Server
Network file system client
Office Suite and Productivity
PHP Support
PostgreSQL Database client
PostgreSQL Database server
Print Server
Printing client
Resilient Storage
Ruby Support
SNMP Support
Scalable Filesystems
Scientific support
Server Platform
Server Platform Development
Smart card support
System Management
System administration tools
TeX support
Technical Writing
TurboGears application framework
Virtualization
Virtualization Client
Virtualization Platform
Virtualization Tools
Web Server
Web Servlet Engine
Web-Based Enterprise Management
Available Language Groups:
Afrikaans Support [af]
Albanian Support [sq]
Amazigh Support [ber]
Assamese Support [as]
Azerbaijani Support [az]
Basque Support [eu]
Belarusian Support [be]
Bengali Support [bn]
Brazilian Portuguese Support [pt_BR]
Breton Support [br]
Bulgarian Support [bg]
Catalan Support [ca]
Chhattisgarhi Support [hne]
Chichewa Support [ny]
Coptic Support [cop]
Croatian Support [hr]
Czech Support [cs]
Danish Support [da]
Dutch Support [nl]
English (UK) Support [en_GB]
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Estonian Support [et]
Ethiopic Support [am]
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Galician Support [gl]
German Support [de]
Greek Support [el]
Gujarati Support [gu]
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Hindi Support [hi]
Hungarian Support [hu]
Icelandic Support [is]
Indonesian Support [id]
Interlingua Support [ia]
Irish Support [ga]
Italian Support [it]
Kannada Support [kn]
Kashmiri Support [ks]
Kashubian Support [csb]
Kazakh Support [kk]
Kinyarwanda Support [rw]
Latin Support [la]
Latvian Support [lv]
Lithuanian Support [lt]
Low Saxon Support [nds]
Luxembourgish Support [lb]
Macedonian Support [mk]
Maithili Support [mai]
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Malayalam Support [ml]
Maltese Support [mt]
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Maori Support [mi]
Marathi Support [mr]
Mongolian Support [mn]
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Oriya Support [or]
Persian Support [fa]
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Portuguese Support [pt]
Punjabi Support [pa]
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Russian Support [ru]
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Turkmen Support [tk]
Ukrainian Support [uk]
Upper Sorbian Support [hsb]
Urdu Support [ur]
Uzbek Support [uz]
Vietnamese Support [vi]
Walloon Support [wa]
Welsh Support [cy]
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:54 AM   #4
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Apologies, it has been a little while since I administered a YUM system, and I thought that command would be more useful.

Are you saying you can't tell from looking at your screen whether you are using Gnome vs CLI, or is this a quiz for us to try to guess based on hints you give us?
 
Old 05-04-2014, 01:23 PM   #5
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It looks to me like the install has both desktop and server package groups installed. To be honest, it doesn't really matter -- as was stated above, you can install desktop packages on a server and server packages on a desktop.
 
Old 05-04-2014, 11:10 PM   #6
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yum grouplist should give you an "installed groups" list followed by "available groups" list in it's output. What's posted looks like the list of all groups (or you installed about everything on you machine )
 
Old 05-05-2014, 07:58 AM   #7
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Apologies, it has been a little while since I administered a YUM system, and I thought that command would be more useful.

Are you saying you can't tell from looking at your screen whether you are using Gnome vs CLI, or is this a quiz for us to try to guess based on hints you give us?
Snowpine,
LOL, yes I can tell the Gnome from a cli. NP.
Thanx.
cajunchief

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Old 05-05-2014, 08:00 AM   #8
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It looks to me like the install has both desktop and server package groups installed. To be honest, it doesn't really matter -- as was stated above, you can install desktop packages on a server and server packages on a desktop.
btmiller,
Thanks mate. I'll have to do more installs to check and see what gets installed. Thank you for the answer.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:47 PM   #9
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This is the solution:
Code:
 cat /etc/centos-release
OR:
Code:
 cat /etc/redhat-release

Last edited by ProtossPn; 05-05-2014 at 12:53 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2014, 01:57 PM   #10
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This is the solution:
Code:
 cat /etc/centos-release
OR:
Code:
 cat /etc/redhat-release
Proto,
I simply get the following reply to the cat command: Centos release 6.5 (Final)
I knew I had 6.5, but wanted to confirm the diffrence between basic server or apache server, etc...
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:06 PM   #11
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The only difference is what packages are installed by default. All packages are available and can be installed on all versions, there is no difference other than what gets pre-installed.

As for gnome vs cli, does your screen look like this or like this
 
  


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