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Old 07-28-2011, 01:59 PM   #1
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Post Complete list of applications included with CentOS installer?


Hi everyone,

I have been using Linux for a short while and am very impressed with it. In fact, I am thinking of using it at my company.

Because of this, I was hoping that there may be a place where I can get a complete list of every application that is included in the Anaconda installer.

I want to use it so that I can develop a matrix with my CTO to determine which apps we should install.

I've searched for this on Google and other search engines without success so any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 
Old 07-28-2011, 03:19 PM   #2
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If you already have a running installation of CentOS use
Code:
 yum list available
You can view the packages at CentOS mirror directly like here.

Also there are additional repositories proving add-on packages.

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Old 07-28-2011, 04:11 PM   #3
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Actually it's not an advantage to install everything from the DVD.
( And there isn't an option for Anaconda to do that.)

Packages get updates for security reasons, better get the most with yum.

A DVD package list, example: ls /media/CentOS_6.0_Final/Packages > list.txt
 
Old 07-28-2011, 04:40 PM   #4
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Actually it's not an advantage to install everything from the DVD.
To clarify a little, the DVD aims to cope with every need. Look at the options available: desktop, software development platform, general server, database server, web server you wouldn't want that lot on one computer!

Don't think in terms of what to do with the DVD, but of what tasks you need to carry out. Then you can check the CentOS, EPEL, and RPMfusion repositories, but there's not likely to be anything lacking unless you have very special needs.
 
Old 07-28-2011, 05:55 PM   #5
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As you are new and its for work, I'd advise sticking solely to the Official default Centos repos to start with. That's probably going to be enough. If you hit a roadblock, come back and ask.
 
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Bigger question is do you understand the support level of using CentOS especially since they use older updates from Red Hat an are free ,but if you run into problems you could lose data...


If this is a business think of how mad you owner would be if you lost data that cost him money...


I would suggest proposing the question of switch servers to the owner.... The number one thing a owner of a company wants is security....

This system having no formal warranty or support group to fix the problem if it should fail.... Would mean your are now solely responsible for protecting information as well as running regular back ups... If anything fails you have to fix it quickly as possible...

So I would think this through If you can use CentOS and reload all files and do backups without to much downtime I would go for it...

But, remind yourself that there are a lot of possible unforeseen problems you have not addressed..
 
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BTW, you can get a full set of Centos/RHEL Manuals free to read here http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion_index.html
 
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RE: Complete list of applications included with CentOS installer

Yes, we have considered everything you mentioned and we have resolved it in-house. Since this is not really the forum to answer such questions, I think I will refrain from answering them.

Thanks though! I appreciate it.

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Bigger question is do you understand the support level of using CentOS especially since they use older updates from Red Hat an are free ,but if you run into problems you could lose data...


If this is a business think of how mad you owner would be if you lost data that cost him money...


I would suggest proposing the question of switch servers to the owner.... The number one thing a owner of a company wants is security....

This system having no formal warranty or support group to fix the problem if it should fail.... Would mean your are now solely responsible for protecting information as well as running regular back ups... If anything fails you have to fix it quickly as possible...

So I would think this through If you can use CentOS and reload all files and do backups without to much downtime I would go for it...

But, remind yourself that there are a lot of possible unforeseen problems you have not addressed..
 
Old 08-02-2011, 03:05 AM   #9
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RE: Complete list of applications included with CentOS installer

We do plan to use the default repository for now. However we do probably plan to build our own so we can use rpm to deploy patches. One other question for you - I know I can download the names of the apps when going to the links mentioned previously. However is there any way that I can copy the descriptions of these different applications from somewhere as well so I can include it in a spreadsheet without having to type each description manually?

Thanks!

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As you are new and its for work, I'd advise sticking solely to the Official default Centos repos to start with. That's probably going to be enough. If you hit a roadblock, come back and ask.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 06:37 PM   #10
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There's lots of info you can pull out eg http://linux.die.net/man/8/yum
Quote:
info
Is used to list a description and summary information about available packages; takes the same arguments as in the List Options section below.

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List Options
The following are the ways which you can invoke yum in list mode. Note that all list commands include information on the version of the package.

yum list [all | glob_exp1] [glob_exp2] [...]
List all available and installed packages.
yum list available [glob_exp1] [...]
List all packages in the yum repositories available to be installed.
yum list updates [glob_exp1] [...]
List all packages with updates available in the yum repositories.
yum list installed [glob_exp1] [...]
List the packages specified by args. If an argument does not match the name of an available package, it is assumed to be a shell-style glob and any matches are printed.
yum list extras [glob_exp1] [...]
List the packages installed on the system that are not available in any yum repository listed in the config file.
yum list obsoletes [glob_exp1] [...]
List the packages installed on the system that are obsoleted by packages in any yum repository listed in the config file.
yum list recent
List packages recently added into the repositories.
Specifying package names
All the list options mentioned above take file-glob-syntax wildcards or package names as arguments, for example yum list available 'foo*' will list all available packages that match 'foo*'. (The single quotes will keep your shell from expanding the globs.)
rpm http://linux.die.net/man/8/rpm has similar capability. In certain circumstances you may get slightly different results to yum .

Best bet is to read those pages and have a play around.

Short list of yum/rpm cmds https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-2531
 
  


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