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Software center for Cinnamon

asked 2014-02-01 04:32:44 -0600

C. C. Cole gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 10:53:40 -0600

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I'm using Fedora 20 with Cinnamon and I'm missing something like GNOME Shell's or Ubuntu's software center.

Although there's the Yum Extender I'd like to have something more accessible, more user friendly. In it I've already searched for such a package, but I haven't found anything.

Are there any options for me?

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answered 2014-02-01 04:38:12 -0600

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Software center for Cinnamon doesn't exit , as far as I know. You may like gnome-software . See it here and you can install it with

sudo yum install gnome-software
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Unfortunately it seems a little buggy. The software showcase on the start page is empty. :(

C. C. Cole gravatar imageC. C. Cole ( 2014-02-01 06:25:29 -0600 )edit

Update your system sudo yum update and reboot your PC. Check after how it works. This was a suggestion in your query about software center (friendly version). The graphical tools are always slower than CLI. The other better alternative is the yumex that you already have.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-02-01 06:41:13 -0600 )edit

what about packagekit? Have you tried that? I think it's still around in F20, despite the switch in gnome3.10 to gnome-software. Enter in terminal sudo yum install gnome-packagekit

ILMostro gravatar imageILMostro ( 2014-02-02 08:19:38 -0600 )edit

works good, thanks.

jb60 gravatar imagejb60 ( 2014-05-24 12:39:28 -0600 )edit
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answered 2014-05-22 03:56:28 -0600

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updated 2014-05-22 03:58:30 -0600

The main problem here, it's that the cinnamon desktop can be installed on several distros and they not have a default package manager. The default package manager need to be define by the distro. Also i recomend you, this menu applet called Configurable Menu. I recently added the option to install/uninstall/search software inside the menu using the packagekit service...

http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/171

See on action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww0T5F81Hhw

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