[Yum] which yum group provides perl? 'Development Tools' does not list...

Ljubomir Ljubojevic office at plcomputers.net
Thu Nov 3 14:36:04 UTC 2011

Vreme: 11/03/2011 12:57 PM, yum at trodman.com piše:
> pls consider:
>    ~ root # lsb_release -a
>    LSB Version:    :core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.0-noarch:printing-4.0-amd64:printing-4.0-noarch
>    Distributor ID: CentOS
>    Description:    CentOS release 5.5 (Final)
>    Release:        5.5
>    Codename:       Final
>    ~ root # yum groupinfo 'Development Tools'|egrep 'Description|perl'
>     Description: These tools include core development tools such as automake, gcc, perl, python, and debuggers.
> 'perl' shows up in the Description for
> the group 'Development Tools', but inot in the list of
> packages given by yum groupinfo - appears to a laymen as a bug?
> If 'Development Tools' does not supply perl, which yum group does?
> --
> thx
> Tom
> --
> # rpm -q perl
> perl-5.8.8-27.el5

One of the packages dependent on perl package in CentOS 5.x is package 
'automake' which IS in 'Development Tools' group. So, perl will be 
installed as depandancy when you install that yum group.


Ljubomir Ljubojevic
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