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Old 11-23-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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in fedora 8 if i install yumex then after that will i be able to update or install new software from the console using yum??
 
Old 11-23-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
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Yep, yumex is just a graphical interface to yum nothing more.
 
Old 11-23-2007, 12:48 PM   #3
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so that means
that yumex being a graphic user interface is more easy than console and it wont harm any of the update or installation of new software??
and one more thing
is yumex a repository in Livna if not then where can i get it?
 
Old 11-23-2007, 01:23 PM   #4
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I'm not a Fedora user, so correct me whenever I'm wrong..but here goes:

Yumex being a graphical front-end to yum means that the program that does the real work is yum, but you control yum trough Yumex. So it's basically just the same thing as if you used yum (from command line), but you just get a "nicer" way of controlling it than typing commands. It won't harm any update/installation things, unless you're doing something that would break things, and in that case it's still the same as if you used yum. Using yum = using yumex, the only difference being the outlooks of the controlling interface (you clicking a button vs. you pressing ENTER).

I didn't quite get the last line, Yumex is a program, not a reposity. Livna is a reposity (isn't it?), and nevertheless you configure Yum reposities in a configuration file, which can be edited using a text editor, or if the graphical interface allows you to, trough it. Still it doesn't matter which one you use - one configuration for yum, and Yumex means using yum graphically, so it's the same configuration.
 
Old 11-23-2007, 03:21 PM   #5
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yum is easy though from the command line. yum --help prints out all the available options. Most of the time you'll just do yum install <package> or list, upgrade, remove and maybe a few others at most.

And yes, yumex will just use yum and run the commands for you, makes it just a point and click interface but everything you can do with it most likely you can do from a command line.
 
  


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