LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-21-2007, 08:33 AM   #1
kennb
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
how to install more packages in FC5


Hello all,

How do you install additional packages in Fedora Core 5? I've used FC3 some and I know you could do system-config-packages and you could install more packages that way. All I see in FC5 is system-install-packages, but it comes up saying no packages to install. What do I do? Thanks,

Ken
 
Old 02-21-2007, 08:45 AM   #2
pixellany
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Distribution: Arch/XFCE
Posts: 17,802

Rep: Reputation: 729Reputation: 729Reputation: 729Reputation: 729Reputation: 729Reputation: 729Reputation: 729
Open the package manager (add/remove SW--or something similar) in the GUI. Look for a setting to determine what repositories are used---add more repositories if necessary (The Fedora web site should list what is available)

The package manager/repository system is one of the great strengths of Linux. IMHO, Fedora does not have the best system. Much better is APT/Synaptic, used by various members of the Debian family, plus PCLinuxOS
 
Old 02-21-2007, 11:24 AM   #3
kennb
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Pixellany wrote "Open the package manager (add/remove SW--or something similar) in the GUI."

I tried that, but it told me that there were no packages ready for installation. I was just thinking though that I may not have been logged in as root, I am sure that that would make a difference, right?

Do you know how to install them from a terminal window though? Like the old system-config-packages in FC3.

Thanks
 
Old 02-21-2007, 11:29 AM   #4
SlowCoder
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Southeast, U.S.A.
Distribution: Fedora (Desktop), CentOS (Server), Knoppix (Diags)
Posts: 934

Rep: Reputation: 38
I've had great luck using yum to install new packages. As long as I know the name of the package, I can just run 'yum -i [packagename]' (without quotes). It takes care of dependencies automatically, and ensures you have the latest versions installed.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 01:39 PM   #5
pixellany
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Distribution: Arch/XFCE
Posts: 17,802

Rep: Reputation: 729Reputation: 729Reputation: 729Reputation: 729Reputation: 729Reputation: 729Reputation: 729
Quote:
Originally Posted by kennb
Pixellany wrote "Open the package manager (add/remove SW--or something similar) in the GUI."

I tried that, but it told me that there were no packages ready for installation. I was just thinking though that I may not have been logged in as root, I am sure that that would make a difference, right?

Do you know how to install them from a terminal window though? Like the old system-config-packages in FC3.

Thanks
There are commands for updates, but there is also (somewhere) a menu item for installing SW. In RHEL4 it is in Applications --> System Settings --> Add/Remove Applications. When you open this, there should be a preference/configuration item to select the repository.

If you can get in front of a Ubuntu, system, open Synaptic to see what I am talking about.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 01:52 PM   #6
v00d00101
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Fedora 8, Centos 5.1
Posts: 480

Rep: Reputation: 30
Try.

Code:
su
yum install package-name
Also to add two more repositories (and a whole load more software packages), try the following.

Code:
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-5.rpm
rpm -ivh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/fedora/linux/5/freshrpms-release/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unable to easily install packages from the fc5 cds aaronnel Fedora 1 09-07-2006 09:48 PM
new ATI 8.27.10 installer won't install or build packages on FC5 vinbob Fedora 2 08-05-2006 09:36 AM
1. Noobie install FC5; 2. FC5 spits out garbage after 'starting udev' nja1 Linux - Newbie 2 07-16-2006 03:48 PM
fc5 installing packages brunog Fedora 6 05-30-2006 10:27 PM
AIGLX packages for FC5 dependency issues ruggersway Linux - Software 1 05-26-2006 02:10 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:52 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration