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Old 06-29-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
vincent Yankowsky
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Add/Remove Applications


If I do not know the location of the Add/Remove Application in Linux, where should I find it? I tried running the Run Command, but it does not work. I might not have this application in the Application menu.
 
Old 06-29-2009, 10:58 PM   #2
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What distro are you using?
 
Old 06-30-2009, 02:38 AM   #3
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For Redhat "system-config-packages" will help you to open Add/Remove GUI. Xshell having facility to open GUI from remote area
 
Old 06-30-2009, 05:24 AM   #4
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add/remove

This is Windows talk! You need to familiarize yourself with your version of the package manager. This is more versatile than Windows but, as such, slightly more complex, especially if your using Debian or Gentoo. Suck it and see.

Fred.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 07:25 AM   #5
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use the command on the CLI
# cat /proc/version
to get ur distro name n version
 
Old 06-30-2009, 08:16 AM   #6
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This is Windows talk!
I'm running Debian 5.0 and under System>Administration is a option called Add/Remove Applications. I know Ubuntu has the same thing, so no this in not Windows talk.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 08:48 AM   #7
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Debian has an "Add/Remove Applications" item on the Gnome menu because Debian chose to put it there. It looks to me like it's a reworked interface for the package manager (I just fired up my Debian box).

Having that as a menu item is not inherent in Linux--it's a choice of the distro maintainers, as far as I can tell.

Ubuntu Jaunty does not have such a menu item in the Gnome interface, at least not on my computer (I shutdown Fluxbox and started Gnome just to make sure).

However, you can start the Synaptic Package manager in Ubuntu and use it to do the same things.

I've messed around with several distros. Most of them do not have an "Add/Remove Applications" item on the menu.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 02:58 PM   #8
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Debian has an "Add/Remove Applications" item on the Gnome menu because Debian chose to put it there. It looks to me like it's a reworked interface for the package manager (I just fired up my Debian box).

Having that as a menu item is not inherent in Linux--it's a choice of the distro maintainers, as far as I can tell.

Ubuntu Jaunty does not have such a menu item in the Gnome interface, at least not on my computer (I shutdown Fluxbox and started Gnome just to make sure).

Well I don't know if Jaunty is the latest version, but I do know Ubuntu 8.04 has Add/Remove... at the bottom of the Applications menu. And the OP was asking "location of the Add/Remove Application in Linux" was. I know it's not the same as in Window, that it's more a pre-selection of the more popular packages. And that not all linux versions have it. So no it's not just a Debian thing and I do believe Ubuntu was the first to use it (I could be wrong)

Last edited by mrrangerman; 06-30-2009 at 03:04 PM. Reason: add info
 
Old 07-01-2009, 02:14 AM   #9
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RH has had that (gnome menu option) in Fedora for a few versions now; also RHEL/Centos 5.x has it.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 10:29 AM   #10
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Well I don't know if Jaunty is the latest version, but I do know Ubuntu 8.04 has Add/Remove... at the bottom of the Applications menu. And the OP was asking "location of the Add/Remove Application in Linux" was. I know it's not the same as in Window, that it's more a pre-selection of the more popular packages. And that not all linux versions have it. So no it's not just a Debian thing and I do believe Ubuntu was the first to use it (I could be wrong)
Thank you. I must have had blinders on. It's sitting right there.
 
  


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