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Old 15th June 2008, 04:38 AM
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Okay, do not take offence here, I know how sensitive distros can be about their package management. But I am new to Fedora 9 and I simply don't like the built in package manager. Any suggestions on an alternative?

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Old 15th June 2008, 04:41 AM
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Hello:

For starters, try yumex

yum install yumex

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Old 15th June 2008, 04:46 AM
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Don't worry about hurt feelings. We are aware that F9's default package manager is ... shall we say ... not quite up to snuff?

Actually, that's being kind. In my install, it was just plain busted. Seve's got you on the straight path. yumex is the ticket.


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Old 15th June 2008, 05:02 AM
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ok thanks

yumex it is
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Old 15th June 2008, 05:05 AM
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smart is also pretty nice, but unfortunately it's configs are broken at the moment - Should be fixed within a week or so.
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Old 15th June 2008, 05:10 AM
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Personally I like yum on the cli. It took me a while to learn how to use, but I like the level of information it gives you about the process.
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Old 15th June 2008, 06:06 AM
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I will give a second for smart. But I actually use all three (smart, yum, and yummex, in that order). They each do some things very well. I use smart about 70% of the time (it seems to have a problem just installing the 64bit stuff without the 32bit stuff), yum about 25% of the time(mostly the 64/32bit stuff smart balks at), and yummex about 5% of the time(I cannot remember what it is, but there is one thing I do that is a lot easier in yummex than the other two).
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Old 15th June 2008, 09:20 PM
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Yup, same here. Smart is much, much faster than Yum but when you start using yum-presto and working with multilib, yum really does shine. Yum handles multilib better than any package manager I know and with presto I can typically save 65% bandwidth.
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Old 15th June 2008, 10:04 PM
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good shout on that yum-presto

EDIT: I'd also like to add that smart had driven the majority of my system updating / file installation needs. With yum picking up the slack where smart failed. However the new yum is an exponential improvement. It feels faster and probably is faster than say the F8 version. I also like the fact it orders the downloads --> smallest to largest.
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Old 28th March 2012, 01:32 PM
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Re: package manager

Hi, I'm using F17 (Branched) Xfce and the gpk package manager that comes with it is quite awful. It's slow and doesn't work well.
Of course I'll learn to use the command line but a truly functional graphic package manager like Synaptic can be useful sometimes.
I'll try yumex, hope it works.
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Old 28th March 2012, 01:38 PM
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Re: package manager

Please don't tack on comments on a 4-year old thread. Let the dead have their rest!

If you want to discuss something in F17, which is still barely a Beta, please do so in the F17 Development Forum.
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Old 28th March 2012, 02:00 PM
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Re: package manager

I understand that. But I don't think GNOME PackageKit's issues are due to me using F17 (which is working very well actually and I know I should accept issues). It works properly to install/remove software but its search features are very confusing and doesn't work properly.
I'm trying yumex now and it seems to work as expected.
Maybe I got spoilt by Synaptic, which along the years developed quite comprehensive filter and search features but yumex looks good.
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