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taylorkh 01-23-2011 03:02 PM

Fedora "software sources" vs. Ubuntu "software repositories"
I am back to the "Red" side at the moment installing a Fedora 14 virtual machine in VMWare. I have not used Fedora since about 3 or 4. I want to install Gnome Commander. In Ubuntu I check the repository "...ubuntu lucid partner" and I can find Gnome Commander within the Synaptic Package Manager tool.

In Fedora 14 I do not find Gnome Commander listed in the Add/Remove Software app. I find something which looks similar to the Ubuntu Repositories functionality in System; Administration; Software Sources. However, these all appear to be Fedora specific.

So I did a search and determined that Gnome Commander was available via yum.

su -c 'yum install gnome-commander
did the trick. So I guess my questions are:

Where did yum find the Gnome Commander package to download?
Is there a way to add that place to the sources which feed Add/Remove Software?
Is there something big picture wise which I am missing here?



Glennzo 01-23-2011 04:28 PM

In the updates repository.

[glenn@phenom14 mp3>$ yum list gnome-commander
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Adding en_US to language list
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
updates/metalink | 17 kB 00:00
* fedora:
* rpmfusion-free:
* rpmfusion-free-updates:
* rpmfusion-nonfree:
* rpmfusion-nonfree-updates:
* updates:
adobe-linux-i386 | 951 B 00:00
google | 951 B 00:00
google-chrome | 951 B 00:00
rpmfusion-free-updates | 3.3 kB 00:00
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates | 3.3 kB 00:00
updates | 4.7 kB 00:00
Available Packages
gnome-commander.i686 3: updates

taylorkh 01-23-2011 06:38 PM

Thanks Glennzo. That helps. I went back to Add/Remove Software and verified that the source Updates is selected. When I had done a Find on gnome commander I got 8 zillion results - everything with the word gnome I think. I then searched for "gnome commander" with quotes when I should have searched for "gnome-commander". Doh! That is why I did not find it and thus my confusion.


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