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Old 03-16-2004, 05:19 AM   #1
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Question installing packages using yum in fedora


I'm a little bit confused. I lately installed Fedora Core 1 and very happy with that. But as i'm getting more used with linux, i want to have more programs to make my life better and easier. Firstly, i was installing new packages using the command rpm. Now i heard, that it's more easier to do it with yum. I used yum to install gftp, and it was successful.

But my question is, where can i find names of the packages i could install to fedora. Is there some kind of database or a list (with more specific description to each program or package) to see, what is available for installing.

Old 03-16-2004, 07:27 AM   #2
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You can go to the server your yum.conf points to to see what is supplied there. Use your browser to access the server.

Or, if you know a specific program you want, you can "yum search programname", and it will tell you any packages that contain the program name.


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