The instructions in this article do not work with Ubuntu and its’ variants, such as Debian or Mint, as they use apt-get instead of yum. Read on if you’re a CentOS or related user.
When I first started using CentOS 7, I often selected the advanced packages during the graphical installation process, such as ‘Web Server’ or ‘GNOME Desktop’. The problem, was that I wanted to create a LAMP server with Samba, Git and phpMyAdmin for web development and none of the options seemed to fit. As a result, I eventually chose a minimal install and manually downloaded individual packages with the CentOS/RedHat specific ‘yum’ command.
I’m happy with how that went and have thoroughly documented this with my ‘A CentOS Web Development Environment’. In the meantime, I wanted to delve a little further into the ‘yum’ command to find out a bit more about the available packages.
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