"There is no installed groups file."

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"There is no installed groups file."

Post by jerrymc » 2014/07/08 07:23:56

Hi There,

I just installed centos 7 and selected KDE install. After installation I noticed that system-config-users was not installed. When I try to 'yum group install "Graphical Administration Tools"' I get the "There is no installed groups file." message. Nothing gets installed. What am I missing in the new yum? How do I satisfy this groups file requirement?

TIA for any help.

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Re: "There is no installed groups file."

Post by TrevorH » 2014/07/08 07:34:05

I get the same message but I get more than that too
# yum groupinstall "Graphical Administration Tools"
Loaded plugins: changelog, langpacks, priorities, versionlock
There is no installed groups file.
Maybe run: yum groups mark convert (see man yum)
base | 3.6 kB 00:00:00
epel/x86_64/metalink | 12 kB 00:00:00
extras | 2.9 kB 00:00:00
updates | 2.9 kB 00:00:00
Warning: Group graphical-admin-tools does not have any packages to install.
Group graphical-admin-tools does have 1 conditional packages, which may get installed.
Maybe run: yum groups mark install (see man yum)
No packages in any requested group available to install or update
If I run the suggested command then that completes but the error message is much the same.

Running yum groupinfo "Graphical Administration Tools" does yield a list of about a dozen packages which are all "Optional" so I suspect that this group is actually empty and contains no packages that it can install but it's a bit of a misleading error message.
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Re: "There is no installed groups file."

Post by stupike12 » 2014/11/03 17:10:51


I had a similar situation when I followed a process to install a "Desktop" in a minimal installation. I found "Desktop" is not a true group for CentOS 7.

# yum group list

gave me a list I could use.

Also if you just want to install 'system-config-users' see if you can just install that
# yum install system-config-users

I'm just running through

# yum groupinstall "Server with GUI"


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