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22nd January 2010, 06:38 AM
Hi.. newbie Fedora user, coming from Debian/Ubuntu.

I need to look for a program which isn't supplied in F-10. I tried yum but it is a little more primitive than I was expecting.. no GUI. What is the GUI tool for Fedora which is the equivalent of "Synaptic" in Debian? Thanks :)

22nd January 2010, 06:53 AM
yum install yumex packagekit

System Tools -> Yum Extender or System -> Administration -> Add/Remove Software.

22nd January 2010, 07:12 AM
I got it. yum install yumex packagekit

Thank UU smurfy :)

IGNORE TITLE BOX.. it was erroring off for about 15 minutes everytime I started it. Now, it started working. The error popup was saying something about some other thingee was already busy running. I forgot what that name was tho.

22nd January 2010, 08:21 AM
Yeah, you can only have started yum once. So if your system looks for updates (with yum in the background) you can't install new software. :)