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Old 02-28-2011, 04:14 AM   #1
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packages installation

hoe to install packages on linux?
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Linux uses package managers to check for dependancies and install packages. You don't have to search separate sites as you might have to with Windows. For example, Ubuntu has both a Software Centre where you can look for applications and install or there is also the Synaptic Package manager.
Other distributions work in a similar fashion but will probably have their own package manager dependant on package type; RPMs or DEBs.

Please let us know which Linux distribution you're using and we can be more precise.

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OK, OK, so I didn't pay enough attention to your ID sidebar... You're using Fedora which uses YUM as a package manager. I've not got any experience with YUM which is a command line Package Manager and Updater. I believe there are GUIs available for it as well if you're so inclined.

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Fedora : 1) su
2) yum search <name> ( or part of name )
Or 2a) yum provides */<file>
3) yum install package

And please read the Fedora documentation



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