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Old 05-24-2009, 02:14 AM   #1
veerloh
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Unhappy find packages in a distro


Hi,

Is there a way to find out which software packages are by default present in my linux distro. I have Fedora 8 and i want to know which packages are already present to avoid downloading of available packages. Also if the packages are present how do i utilise them or install them.

I want to view a .chm file. How do i make sure if i have such a viewer already present in my distro. And if it is not, then which is the best viewer in this case.

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VeeR
 
Old 05-24-2009, 03:09 AM   #2
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i think rpm -qa will show all rpm's which are available at your present system, if you want to findout with specific name then grep it
 
Old 05-24-2009, 05:58 AM   #3
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The command
'rpm -qa | sort > my-installed-packages.txt'
will save a text file in /home/"username"/ with all installed packages.
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CHM viewers for Linux
http://www.linux.com/news/software/a...wers-for-linux

http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3 > Search > "Advanced Search"
example kchmviewer
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html
chmsee
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html
gnochm
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat...oarch.rpm.html

Also please try # yum search <package>
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Last edited by knudfl; 05-24-2009 at 06:06 AM.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 09:48 AM   #4
PaulFrields
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Other yum commands

You can use this command to show packages you have installed:
Code:
yum list installed
This command shows packages available to you through your currently configured repositories:
Code:
yum list available
You can add specifiers to list packages by name. This command shows all packages available to you that start with 'foo':
Code:
yum list available foo\*
Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 09:52 AM   #5
PaulFrields
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Viewing CHM files

To view CHM files in Fedora, you can try the 'gnochm' or 'kchmviewer' packages, or try 'chm2pdf' and then simply open the PDF file.

Here's another way to find some useful solutions:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Linux+view+CHM+file

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-25-2009, 04:19 AM   #6
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Thanks all of you,

Am now able to view the packages as well as the .chm file.
 
  


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