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Old 08-21-2005, 12:56 AM   #1
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yum and Fedora's GUI package installer


What's the connection between yum and the GUI program under: Desktop --> System Settings --> Add/Remove Applications?

I installed from 4 cd's I think. When I use that Add/Remove programs app, does it only know about those install CD's I used? Does it know about the yum repos that yum knows about?

Since initial installation, I've used "yum update" a number of times. Yum is great. Why do we need both yum *and* that Add/Remove programs app?
 
Old 08-21-2005, 05:33 AM   #2
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Yum checks for newer versions of packages on the internet and the Add/Remove tool only works locally,
but it would be nice indeed if these two tools were integrated into one Applications/Packages management tool....
 
Old 08-21-2005, 06:52 AM   #3
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Yeah the tool is only for hte files found locally while you could easily use yumex as gui for yum just type: yum install yumex.... or you could get apt-get and its gui synaptic.......anyway if you have broadband you should not install from you local CDs always install from the net so not to cause confusions and to stay uptodate
 
Old 08-21-2005, 10:07 AM   #4
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The Add/Remove Applications predates the inclusion of yum, and hopefully it will be revamped as a yum interface for the next release.

There's a bit of information here:

http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/yum/sn...ent-tools.html

I'd recommend installing yumex for your graphical interface:

su -c 'yum install yumex'

Will do it.

Avoid using the Fedora-compatible version of apt if you can. It's not being actively developed, and is not guaranteed to be safe on 32-bit systems. It doesn't support 64-bit, so is definitely unsafe on those systems

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Old 08-21-2005, 10:26 AM   #5
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apt worked for me no prob ....... i actually found it better than yum
 
Old 08-21-2005, 10:56 AM   #6
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apt still seems to work for most cases at the moment, but it's not really guaranteed or sustainable on Fedora (for the reasons I mentioned). The current versions of yum are now good enough that I don't think there's much benefit to staying on apt for most people.
 
Old 08-21-2005, 10:09 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies, and the link to the Fedora yum docs. :)

It says:
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Unlike up2date and yum, system-config-packages installs software packages from your Fedora Core installation discs only, and does not use repositories.
Seems like it's time to put up2date/RHN/system-config-packages out to pasture. Even RHEL could probably just use yum instead, but be set up to access RHEL customer-only Redhat repos.

I didn't install yumex. I've tried it briefly in the past, but found that the yum command was just so simple that it didn't really require a gui front-end.

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