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mikejr
22nd August 2005, 01:13 AM
Hi guys, I'm new to Redhat/Fedora but by no means new to Linux - I just chose to go the non-Redhat way until now :)

Installing Software:
In Suse you have Yast, which can be set up to use (official or otherwise)online sources as it's file repositories, with Gentoo everything is sourced as needed but it remains one large collection (emerge --sync), is there anything similar with Fedora? For instance, I'm aware of yum, it seems similar to apt, but is that what I use instead of System Settings -> Add/Remove Applications? Is there a way to change the installation source for the GUI way so I don't need to fetch the CD's?

RahulSundaram
22nd August 2005, 03:23 AM
Hi guys, I'm new to Redhat/Fedora but by no means new to Linux - I just chose to go the non-Redhat way until now :)

Installing Software:
In Suse you have Yast, which can be set up to use (official or otherwise)online sources as it's file repositories, with Gentoo everything is sourced as needed but it remains one large collection (emerge --sync), is there anything similar with Fedora? For instance, I'm aware of yum, it seems similar to apt, but is that what I use instead of System Settings -> Add/Remove Applications? Is there a way to change the installation source for the GUI way so I don't need to fetch the CD's?

For installation of new software, Yum is the recommended method.

More information on yum available here

http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/yum/

If you are installating software from the net, system-config-packages wouldnt help you If you need a GUI, you can use yumex or kyum both of what are in Fedora Extras repository which is enabled by default from FC4

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras

Rahul
Red Hat Inc