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Old 04-12-2008, 10:34 AM   #1
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install packages in fedora 8

i install fedora 8 but after installation i required to install some packages when i use command system-config-packages i didn't understand what to do because the dialog box is not as fedora 4.
Old 04-12-2008, 10:43 AM   #2
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Guess all I can do is point you to this Fedora 8 guide and maybe remind that you can just use yum install <package_name>. I've never used system-config-packages, if I ever use a GUI frontend to yum/rpm, it's yumex. Install that via:
su -c 'yum install yumex'
Other than that, check the guide I mentioned earlier.. should be a good start.
Old 04-12-2008, 11:16 AM   #3
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I used yumex a lot. It's really good.
Old 04-12-2008, 11:33 AM   #4
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Another good command to know is 'yum provides whatever'

whatever can be any word relating to what you want to install for example

yum provides *vpn* will return anything with vpn in it
yum provides Citrix* will return anything starting with Citrix...
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Add/Remove programs in Fedora 8

Hi guys,
Can anyone tell me why there are packages marked for removal every time I open add/remove programs? If I want to install something I have to manually unmark these dang things every time. Well it's not actually marked in a check mark box, but rather there is an icon off to the left side of the check mark box. This icon has a red line through it and it does not allow me to unmark it so I have to mark the check box for installation in order to remove the removal icon. It's kind of a pain since I have to go through and find each one and unmark them, which is a lengthy process. There has got to be a way around this. Any advice would be appreciated.


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