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Old 09-05-2007, 10:21 PM   #1
Linnuxed
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Unhappy "Extras" descriptions?


Well, I've just recovered from staying up all night to find a driver for my modem, which after several reboots from Fedora to Windows and back, didn't work. Part of the experience, right?

Since not much of my hardware works yet, I thought I'd check out some of the 'extras' on the DVD, but can't find anything like a description of what the individual packages are, just the scores of .rpm filenames. Is there anywhere I can get a gander at what the different apps are, you know, with specs, screenshots, comparisons, etc?
 
Old 09-06-2007, 01:56 AM   #2
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You can find descriptions, package names, and other info about the packages from individual rpms, for example:

rpm -qi -p /mnt/dvd/somefilename.rpm

My quess is that yum probably gives you some more civilized ways to find out info, but as of yet I am not familiar with yum. And given package names, of course you can always Google.
 
  


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