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Old 01-31-2012, 12:57 AM   #1
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CentOS 6.2 - Empty Add/Remove Software list


Fresh installed. When I open up Add/Remove Software and click on Applications, Base System etc to the left, nothing shows up in the list at all.

The list still shows up if I click on All Packages or type package name and click Find. I can also do yum install from command line. It's only when I try to narrow them down further into the list that nothing shows up.

Any idea why it's doing this?

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Old 01-31-2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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the base program "packagekit" is a bit limited

yum in the terminal is the preferred method

on cent and SL i use the terminal always "yum" is way better than packagekit or "yumex"

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Old 02-01-2012, 01:45 AM   #3
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aw I see. I'm ok with yum I guess. But I just wish I know more about available packages.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 02:07 AM   #4
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the add and remove will give you a full list there is just not much filtering you can do

the "man" ( manual ) page and help for yum will help with that
Code:
man yum
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yum --help
but for a look as to what repos are installed and on or off
Code:
su -
yum repolist all

also it depends on just what repos you have installed and turned on
the base system is a bit limited
EPEL and EL or RPMforge have extra packages
see the wiki page for that
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories

http://wiki.centos.org/Documentation

now the wiki and the cent forum are a bit low on information
it assumes that you HAVE experience with RHEL and already know most of this

But Google is your friend

unlike for Microsoft the results of a search DO point to useful information
 
Old 02-02-2012, 12:45 AM   #5
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Thanks John I upgraded to CentOS 6.2 for newer Postgres version. Was bit surprised that yum postgres gave me the ol' 8.1 lol. Had to enable remi repo to get a newer postgres 8.4.9
 
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Cent like red hat LOCKS IN the major version of software
So the version that is in cent6.0 will be the same as will be in CentOS 6.9

so that version of postgres will never change
Now bugfixes and security updates WILL be back ported to it and there might be be minor up dates ( 8.1.0 to say 8.1.9 ) but not 8.1 to 8.4

Cent like RHEL takes being STABLE over having new software

in the office you would NOT want to take the chance that the computers will go down for a few days from an update
or that that program you MUST USE will not work because an update, updated something to a new and unsupported version.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 12:38 PM   #7
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But the 8.1 was from CentOS 5.5. I kinda expected 8.3 at least on 6.2. But all is well
 
  


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