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Old 28th May 2004, 05:17 PM
salmankhilji Offline
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Question Package Management

After using SuSE and Mandrake for two years, I decided to switch to FC2

I wanted to install guile and guile-devel. I noticed that System Settings->Add Remove Applications brings the Package Management tool. I was really disappointment with its usability. It catagorizes all the different packages for me---but no where does it allow me to search for an individual package. I must click on each group, go inside it and sort of look for the package manually. I recall that the default package managment tool on Mandrake allows you do do this.

I ended up opening the directory in Nautilus. After I found the package I did an rpm -Uvh guile on it. Then rpm complained that it needed another package named something_else.rpm (can't recall its name). So after I gave it the command:

rpm -Uvh <guile.rpm> and <other_package.rpm> then it did the install.

I would like to get away from using the command line for installing the new packages. I also had to install the anjuta ide rpm by hand using the command line.

Can someone recommend a good graphical package management for FC2?
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Old 28th May 2004, 05:27 PM
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There is apt and synaptic available for Fedora, but not much else graphically. I have found that using the command line is the best way to manage packages on Fedora. I prefer the command line to most graphical utilities anyways.

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Old 30th May 2004, 05:32 PM
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i use apt with synaptic gui
works great .
check out the how to forum.
run search for apt
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