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Old 11-30-2003, 04:49 AM   #1
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Question Install went smooth but where are the packages?


I'm new to this type of distro and can't figure out how to install packages without having to download them one by one. With Mandrake there's urpmi and with Libranet Synaptic (or apt-get) which handles all of the dependencies. Actually, that never happened quite as well as it should have... which is the reason for trying something new.

Anyway, if there's something similar to either of those tools for Fedora please let me know. The only thing that I'm able to add through the distro's tools are the packages on the CDs.

 
Old 11-30-2003, 08:26 AM   #2
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yum install $pkg_name

Or apt.freshrpms.net

Try those
 
Old 11-30-2003, 08:32 PM   #3
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You can use apt-get as Big Nate mentioned. If you are new to linux try this. Go here http://yarrow.freshrpms.net/rpm.html?id=392 and download the RPM file. After that double click it and that should install it. Then open a terminal and as root type apt-get update then next type apt-get install synaptic . Then you can close your terminal and go to main menu>sytem tools and there you will find Synaptic Package Manager. Open that and you will find a lot of stuff to install. Or if you are familiar enough with it of course you can use the terminal.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 10:22 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I discovered that Fedora uses Synaptic about an hour after posting and hoped that my question might just get ignored. I'm very familiar with Synaptic from usign Libranet and it looks like Fedora has done a great job of handling dependencies. I've also updated my sources list so that I could download MPlayer and a few other goodies.

 
Old 12-01-2003, 07:03 PM   #5
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Cool and welcome aboard the Fedora train!
 
  


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