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  1. #1
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    error while trying to install xfce desktop, anyideas? thanksin advance

    dnf install @xfce-desktop-environment
    Last metadata expiration check: 0:11:50 ago on Mon Apr 16 15:32:05 2018.
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/dnf", line 58, in <module>
    main.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
    File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 174, in user_main
    errcode = main(args)
    File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 60, in main
    return _main(base, args)
    File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 112, in _main
    cli.run()
    File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/cli/cli.py", line 1099, in run
    return self.command.run(self.base.extcmds)
    File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/cli/commands/install.py", line 75, in run
    self.base.read_comps()
    File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/base.py", line 407, in read_comps
    self._comps.add_from_xml_filename(decompressed)
    File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/comps.py", line 328, in add_from_xml_filename
    ret = comps.fromxml_f(fn)
    _libpycomps.ParserError: Fatal parser error

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    Re: error while trying to install xfce desktop, anyideas? thanksin advance

    Hm, try a dnf clean command? Probably a dnf clean metadata. It looks like it's struggling with the xml files, either because of a library error (due to corrupt installation of the python libs, which is unlikely), or some invalid repository metadata from a download (much more likely).

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    Re: error while trying to install xfce desktop, anyideas? thanksin advance

    Quote Originally Posted by bgstack15
    Hm, try a dnf clean command? Probably a dnf clean metadata. It looks like it's struggling with the xml files, either because of a library error (due to corrupt installation of the python libs, which is unlikely), or some invalid repository metadata from a download (much more likely).
    wow thanks this worked! i did dnf clean all and it removed 54 files, worked on installation of xfce and then i did the clean all command again and another 54 files removed!

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    Re: error while trying to install xfce desktop, anyideas? thanksin advance

    ok well after a reboot i discover although it installed when i click login after typing in my password it flickers back to the login screen and doesn't load it.

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