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I am using a custom Linux distribution. It is minimal. It uses yum but has very small amount of packages in its official yum repo. yum search does not find any matching records. So far as I know, no additional repos are available.

I found RPM Find: http://www.rpm-find.net/linux/RPM/, but it seems that if I want to do it this way, I will have to download all packages according to each other's dependency list one by one. It might be okay for a small piece of software, but for X desktop, people say it could results in 100+ packages that needed to be installed. Obviously I do not want to download these packages manually.

Is there any public yum repo that I can add to yum so it can install X desktop from it, or is there a faster way to get all dependencies automatically?

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    Using some other repo will depend on matching glibc versions, etc.you may end up breaking things. Do you have a compiler tool chain available? You could get a source rpm and build it for local use... – ivanivan Aug 9 '17 at 23:58
  • @ivanivan Building from source does not solve dependencies. – bfrguci Aug 10 '17 at 0:10
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    The name of the distribution would be helpful here – eyoung100 Aug 10 '17 at 1:38
  • The answer is probably going to end up being “use another distribution”... – Stephen Kitt Aug 10 '17 at 7:31
  • try this: ( yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment" ) – Vafa Aug 10 '17 at 9:53

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