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Packages And Method of Installation

asked 2017-03-18 06:36:09 -0500

MaoTao gravatar image

How one, can check with which method (rpm, dnf, Software GUI) has installed the packages ?

The reason is, from what i read, that is preferable to use dnf. So i would like to check if there are packages installed from GUI or rpm, unistall them, and re-install them with dnf.

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The GUI is simply a shell, that runs the dnf command. It really makes no difference, I have used GUI and dnf and they both achieve the same results.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-03-18 09:16:28 -0500 )edit

No, Gnome Software does not use dnf. A simple proof: Install something with Gnome Software and take a look at "dnf history". You won't find the installation in dnf history. However, I agree that it does not make sense removing packages with one method and install them again with a different method. In the end the packages are installed (using rpm), and a package installed with Gnome Software does not behave different than the same package installed with dnf.

Axel Sommerfeldt gravatar imageAxel Sommerfeldt ( 2017-03-18 12:33:45 -0500 )edit

running Cinnamon desktop. When I use the gui package manger, the dnf history shows an entry, but the name is blank. think it is a bug, but the gui does update dnf history. I do like command line, versus gui, mainly because I feel more in control. I hate windows for hiding command line, and if Blizzard ever comes with a linux client for World of Warcraft, I will never boot windows again.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-03-18 15:30:18 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-03-18 16:56:05 -0500

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updated 2017-03-18 18:45:02 -0500

A "package" installed? I'd use "rpm -qa | grep package" to figure out whether it's installed.

"dnf info package" will tell you that too.

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