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Old 11-13-2010, 11:22 PM   #1
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where do i find a list of rpm and yum apps?


I downloaded rpm so far but my only problem is I don't know what apps there are for it can anyone help?
 
Old 11-14-2010, 01:47 AM   #2
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Will yum and rpm ARE the apps. If you are using yum, them you don't go downloading anything yourself, you just run ' yum install package_name_here' and yum does the rest.
 
Old 11-14-2010, 05:14 PM   #3
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Not sure what you're looking for, but if its a list of apps you can install, If you're using Fedora (not sure about CentOS or RHEL), I suggest installing yumex
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#yum install yumex
Yumex is a simple graphical interface for yum which will display the various packages available for installation. There's also PackageKit, which, I believe, is installed by default.
 
Old 11-14-2010, 06:25 PM   #4
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Is this what you want...

You can search for and download RPMs that may not be in a particular distribution's repository.

http://rpm.pbone.net/

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Old 11-15-2010, 04:25 AM   #5
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Is this what you want...

You can search for and download RPMs that may not be in the a particular distribution's repository.

http://rpm.pbone.net/
I hope not. web interfaces to repos can be very confusing to nebies, and give a very skewed and incorrect way of how software is dealt with by any Linux distro. They're massively useful, but never a first or second resort if you want a simple life.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 08:05 AM   #6
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Is this what you want...

You can search for and download RPMs that may not be in the a particular distribution's repository.

http://rpm.pbone.net/
Very true. But I wouldn't advise installing one of those RPMs unless you know what you're doing. Been there, done that, decided early on that if an attempted installation required packages not in my distro's repositories (either official or unofficial), that I'd forgo the install.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 10:19 PM   #7
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Not sure what you're looking for, but if its a list of apps you can install, If you're using Fedora (not sure about CentOS or RHEL), I suggest installing yumex
Code:
#yum install yumex
Yumex is a simple graphical interface for yum which will display the various packages available for installation. There's also PackageKit, which, I believe, is installed by default.
I tried that code and the terminal said there is no such file or directory. Is there another way to do it? I'm using ubuntu 10.10 if need more info let me know. thank you
 
Old 11-15-2010, 11:38 PM   #8
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I tried that code and the terminal said there is no such file or directory. Is there another way to do it? I'm using ubuntu 10.10 if need more info let me know. thank you
Ummm ... why on earth would you want to use yum/rpm on a debian
based system? You have apt-get, apt-cache, aptitude, synaptic, ...



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Old 11-15-2010, 11:45 PM   #9
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what distro are u running?
 
Old 11-16-2010, 12:04 AM   #10
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what distro are u running?
Ubuntu 10.10
 
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The only reason you might need rpm and/or alien is to convert deb files to rpms or vice-versa
 
Old 11-16-2010, 12:44 PM   #12
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Ummm ... why on earth would you want to use yum/rpm on a debian
based system? You have apt-get, apt-cache, aptitude, synaptic, ...



Cheers,
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I favor apt-get or its GUI Synaptic. I've used them with great success on Mepis. Don't forget to add your multimedia repositories, flash etc.
 
Old 11-16-2010, 07:32 PM   #13
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to learn something new

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Ummm ... why on earth would you want to use yum/rpm on a debian
based system? You have apt-get, apt-cache, aptitude, synaptic, ...



Cheers,
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well its to learn something new i know apt-get works but would like to learn more thats all.
 
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well its to learn something new i know apt-get works but would like to learn more thats all.
Install centos under VirtualBox.



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Old 11-16-2010, 07:36 PM   #15
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ubuntu 10.10

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what distro are u running?
Im using ubuntu 10.10. Do you know about yumex? nobody really answered the question i asked before. They were awed about me using yum/rpm on debian.
 
  


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