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Why does gnome-software not list/index all software available? [closed]

asked 2014-01-19 10:01:45 -0600

florian gravatar image

Typing "poker" or "pokerth" for example into the search field of gnome-software does not lead me to what I'm looking for.

But when I type sudo yum search pokerth in my console I do find it.

Is gnome-software supposed to ignore some packages?

Thx.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by florian
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See https://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/39315/fedora-20gnome-shell-software-updates-notifications-missing/ . I guess gnome-software defaults need to be changed - too many users complain

marcindulak gravatar imagemarcindulak ( 2014-01-19 13:34:08 -0600 )edit

I have reopen this question since it is not really a duplicate. It is a different problem.

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2014-01-19 14:13:41 -0600 )edit

Thanks Rahul.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-01-21 20:19:43 -0600 )edit

KDE's software tool apper finds the program. If you don't use KDE, run sudo dnf install apper.

basic6 gravatar imagebasic6 ( 2016-07-29 08:56:54 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-01-19 14:17:02 -0600

mether gravatar image

Yes. It doesn't index everything yet due to a number of different reasons listed here. Coverage should get better with time for graphical applications.

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I let the authors of pokerth know about this issue. But how will other software authors receive those news?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-01-21 20:33:12 -0600 )edit

If there is software out there, that you care about and doesn't show up because of lack of appdata or whatever, you can inform them. Fedora package maintainers are doing this as well. In time, we expect most if not all of the software to comply with these guidelines. It is distribution neutral metadata that users can really find helpful.

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2014-01-21 21:47:14 -0600 )edit

It would be helpful if Fedora also added a synaptic manager to install software with, similar to that of Ubuntu or Yast in openSUSE. You can't install new packages with the synaptic package manager in Fedra 20 which is available for install, just in case somebody mentions that. Not sure if things have changed in Fedora 21.

Ervin-Reloaded gravatar imageErvin-Reloaded ( 2014-12-16 12:40:02 -0600 )edit

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