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Old 01-01-2016, 01:53 PM   #1
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Install new apps/repos, fedora lxde?


Hey guys. I figured a quick google search would clear this up for me but ive been looking for a few hours now and still cannot find a comprehensible answer. Im pretty new to linux. I have had ubuntu 14.04 for about 5 months or so and like it a lot, so i decided that i would try another distro as well. I decided on fedora 22 lxde. I enjoy the speed, UI, etc. Although i have one major problem. I cant figure out how to install new apps. Is there not a built-in repository like ubuntu has? And how do i install a repository similar to the style of the one included in ubuntu 14.04? Thanks in advance guys!
 
Old 01-01-2016, 02:11 PM   #2
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Yes, there are built in repositories and, I recall, there is some kind of graphical interface where you can install programs though I tend to use dnf to install things in a terminal (as root, of course).
To add a repository follow the Fedora documentation. Though I advise against adding repositories unless you really need to (this goes for Ubuntu also) as they're more often than not a cause of dependency issues -- a great number of posts on this site are due to problems with non-standard repositories.
 
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:50 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help. Although I have already switched distros. Now I am dual booting Linux Mint 17.3 and Zorin 8. I liked them both a lot so kept them both.
 
Old 01-04-2016, 01:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. Although I have already switched distros. Now I am dual booting Linux Mint 17.3 and Zorin 8. I liked them both a lot so kept them both.
Glad I could help.
I never did. Sticl with Fedora myself and I think Mint will likely be a little easierto start out with. That said Fedora is a fine distribution and worth going back to if you're interested in learning how to use Linux -- if you're not then it may be easiest to stick with the. First distribution that does everything (or almost everythong ) you want and doesn't confuse you too much.
Either way -- have fun!
 
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i am using fedora-22-lxde. if i click on the f-button -> other -> software it opens the software store but i usually use yum from the command-line since i find it easier.

i usually add the rpmfusion repo.
 
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i am using fedora-22-lxde. if i click on the f-button -> other -> software it opens the software store but i usually use yum from the command-line since i find it easier.

i usually add the rpmfusion repo.
I thought it was dnf on the command-line nowadays, or is yum aliased?
 
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:28 PM   #7
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I thought it was dnf on the command-line nowadays, or is yum aliased?
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[schneidz@hyper lq]$ yum search kernel-devel
Yum command has been deprecated, redirecting to '/usr/bin/dnf search kernel-devel'.
See 'man dnf' and 'man yum2dnf' for more information.
To transfer transaction metadata from yum to DNF, run:
'dnf install python-dnf-plugins-extras-migrate && dnf-2 migrate'

Last metadata expiration check performed 3 days, 20:32:52 ago on Thu Dec 31 16:54:55 2015.
============================================ N/S Matched: kernel-devel ============================================
kernel-devel.x86_64 : Development package for building kernel modules to match the kernel
buildsys-build-rpmfusion-kerneldevpkgs-current.x86_64 : Meta-package to get all current kernel-devel packages into
                                                      : the buildroot
yum stands for yellowdog update manager; have they ever explained what dnf means ?

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Old 01-04-2016, 01:47 PM   #8
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yum stands for yellowdog update manager; have they ever explained what dnf means ?
There seems to be an explanation over at Wikipedia.
Your system, your rules, of course but not using the latest package manager on a bleeding-edge distribution strikes me as odd.
 
Old 01-04-2016, 01:51 PM   #9
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[schneidz@hyper lq]$ yum search kernel-devel
Yum command has been deprecated, redirecting to '/usr/bin/dnf search kernel-devel'.
See 'man dnf' and 'man yum2dnf' for more information.
To transfer transaction metadata from yum to DNF, run:
'dnf install python-dnf-plugins-extras-migrate && dnf-2 migrate'

Last metadata expiration check performed 3 days, 20:32:52 ago on Thu Dec 31 16:54:55 2015.
============================================ N/S Matched: kernel-devel ============================================
kernel-devel.x86_64 : Development package for building kernel modules to match the kernel
buildsys-build-rpmfusion-kerneldevpkgs-current.x86_64 : Meta-package to get all current kernel-devel packages into
                                                      : the buildroot
yum stands for yellowdog update manager; have they ever explained what dnf means ?
Dandified YUM. Not, IMO, the best meaning for dnf...but that's their prerogative.

As to Fedora itself, I will say it's a good distro with the caveat that if you do ANYTHING that deals with media from non-open source people, you will need the rpmfusion repositories. Fedora supports no media codecs that are non-free out of the box, and doesn't offer anything to support most of them.
 
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Glad I could help.
I never did. Sticl with Fedora myself and I think Mint will likely be a little easierto start out with. That said Fedora is a fine distribution and worth going back to if you're interested in learning how to use Linux -- if you're not then it may be easiest to stick with the. First distribution that does everything (or almost everythong ) you want and doesn't confuse you too much.
Either way -- have fun!
I'm going to go back to it sometime because I definitely do want to learn Linux. For the time being I want something that I can actually use while I learn though. Lol.
 
  


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