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Old 03-10-2005, 02:21 PM   #1
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i'm using yum for the first time


is '# yum install amsn' right?

this is what it's doing at the mo'
primary.xml.gz 57% |============== | 168 kB 03:12 ETA Reading repository metadata in from local files
base : ################################################## 2622/2622
primary.xml.gz 57% |============== | 168 kB 03:12 ETA

is that normal?

*edit*

ok, well i let it run and it doesn't know what amsn is, nor xine. but i downloaded the livna config which helped with xine but not amsn.

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Old 03-11-2005, 07:23 AM   #2
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You may want to try the sample yum.conf here:

http://www.fedorafaq.org/samples/yum.conf

That's what a lot of people use - just remember to copy your current yum.conf and back it up in case of problems.

Also, if you want a more intuitive interface, try GYUM, it's a GUI frontend and works quite well - just bare in mind that it takes a while to load up because it is scanning all of the repositories for updates.

http://fedoranews.org/tchung/gyum/2.0/

The website says that you need a special version of YUM to use it, but it works fine with the stock version.
(If anyone can back me up or correct me on this, please do so.)

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Old 03-11-2005, 12:12 PM   #3
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cheers!
I installed yumex last night, i like the fact that it gives you a list of apps with descriptions for each one.
is there much difference between yumex and gyum?
 
  


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