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).

Options for list and info

Show only available groups. Those which are not installed, but known to DNF5.
Show only installed groups.
Show also hidden groups.
Show only groups containing packages with specified names. List option, supports globs.

Options for install, remove and upgrade

Include optional packages from the groups.
Used with install command.
Operate exclusively on the groups without manipulating any packages.
Used with install and remove commands.
Allow erasing of installed packages to resolve any potential dependency problems.
Used with install and upgrade commands.
Resolve any dependency problems by removing packages that are causing problems from the transaction.
Used with install command.
Allow skipping packages that are not possible to install or upgrade.
Used with install and upgrade commands.
Enable downgrade of dependencies when resolving the requested operation.
Used with install and upgrade commands.
Disable downgrade of dependencies when resolving the requested operation.
Used with install and upgrade commands.
Download the resolved package set without executing an RPM transaction.
Used with install and upgrade commands.
Store the transaction to be performed offline. See dnf5-offline(8), Offline command.


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.

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