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Group Command


dnf5 group {list|info} [options] [<group-spec>...]

dnf5 group {install|remove|upgrade} [options] <group-spec>...


The group command in DNF5 offers several queries for getting information about groups, packages related to them and it is also used for groups installation.

Optional group-spec arguments could be passed to filter only groups with given names.



List all matching groups, either among installed or available groups. If nothing is specified, list all known groups. --installed and --available options narrow down the requested list. If --hidden option is used, also hidden groups are included in the list.


Print detailed information about groups. The command accepts the same options as the list subcommand.


Mark the specified groups installed and install packages it contains. Also include optional packages of the group if the --with-optional option is specified. All Mandatory and Default packages will be installed whenever possible. Conditional packages are installed if they meet their requirement. If the group is already (partially) installed, the command  installs the missing packages from the group.

If the --no-packages option is used, no new packages will be installed by this command. Only currently installed group packages are considered to be installed with the group.


Mark the group removed and remove those packages in the group  from  the system  which  do not belong to another installed group and were not installed explicitly by the user.

If the --no-packages option is used, no packages will be removed by this command.


Upgrade a definition of the specified group and the packages belonging to the group. If new packages have been added to the current definition of the group since the group was installed, the new packages will be installed. Likewise, if some packages have been removed from the group definition, the packages will be uninstalled unless they were installed for a different reason (e.g.  explicitly installed by a user or implicitly installed as a dependency).


Show only available groups. Those which are not installed, but known to DNF5.
Show only installed groups.
Show also hidden groups.
Used with install command to include optional packages from the groups.
Used with install and remove commands to operate exclusively on the groups without manipulating any packages.
Show only groups containing packages with specified names. List option, supports globs.
Used with install and upgrade to allow erasing of installed packages to resolve any potential dependency problems.
Used with install command to resolve any dependency problems by removing packages that are causing problems from the transaction.
Used with install and upgrade to allow skipping packages that are not possible to install or upgrade.
All remaining packages will be installed or upgraded.


dnf5 group list --hidden
Show list of all groups, including hidden ones.
dnf5 group info *xfce*
Show detailed info about all groups related to Xfce.
dnf5 group install mysql --with-optional
Install the mysql group including optional packages.
dnf5 group upgrade mysql
Bring packages of the mysql group to compliance with a current
definition of the group.

See Also

dnf5-comps(7), Comps groups and environments
dnf5-specs(7), Patterns specification


See AUTHORS.md in dnf5 source distribution.

Referenced By

dnf5(8), dnf5-comps(7).

Feb 20, 2024 dnf5