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Newbie to linux, Problems installing softwares

asked 2014-10-28 09:22:41 -0600

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updated 2014-10-28 11:31:11 -0600

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Hello, After tackling with Hybrid shutdown, bootloder, partition overlay and Partition tables (Also UEFI and EFI), I successfully dual-booted my Windows 8 with fedora 20... After some playing around i found that fedora's UI is a lot better than windows, but i am new to linux and i want to install wget and google chrome in my laptop, The RPM package is taking forever to load (Queue), as an alternative i used rpm -i <google chrome rpm's name>.rpm, and then the terminal told me that i need some dependencies...... Is there any easy way?

NOTE: I am not a newbie to all the computer stuff, try to give a very mature answer.

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TheDcoder gravatar imageTheDcoder ( 2014-10-28 09:24:13 -0600 )edit
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Hello! Welcome to Ask Fedora. Please take a moment to read the guidelines here: http://tinyurl.com/askfedora-guidelines .

The question you're asking before has already been asked quite a few times. Please take a look at these questions:

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/31825/always-waiting-in-queue/ -> always waiting in queue. For google-chrome:

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/8924/how-to-install-chromium-or-google-chrome/

It's generally a bad idea to use rpm directly. You should use yum. http://www.differencebetween.net/technology/difference-between-yum-and-rpm/

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-10-28 11:37:17 -0600 )edit

If these solve your issue, please let us know so that someone can close this question as a duplicate.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-10-28 11:38:41 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-10-28 11:46:57 -0600

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updated 2014-11-20 12:01:37 -0600

if you want to install the needed dependency directly use yum with your rpm.

yum localinstall ./{google chrome rpm's name}.rpm

but i recommend you to use chromium , the open source version

yum install dnf dnf-plugins-core

# take a look at https://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/churchyard/chromium-russianfedora-tested/

dnf copr enable churchyard/chromium-russianfedora-tested

yum install chromium

# or 'dnf install chromium' now that dnf is installed

or you can use fedy for google chrome

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dnf is not requiered. You can install any repository/package in Fedora using yum.

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2014-11-20 19:43:12 -0600 )edit

it's not required but it's work and it's nice to use , it's always possible to go to the copr page download the repo file , copy it to /etc/yum.repo.d/ , then install

baoboa gravatar imagebaoboa ( 2014-11-21 02:46:35 -0600 )edit

I mean that you can do the whole thing with yum: sudo yum --add-repo https://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/churchyard/chromium-russianfedora-tested/repo/fedora-20/churchyard-chromium-russianfedora-tested-fedora-20.repo and then sudo yum install chromium without the need of dnf.

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2014-11-21 06:56:02 -0600 )edit

localinstall or ./ are also not required. You can simply do yum install google-chrome-<version>.rpm. And will install fine. localinstall is maintained for legacy purposes only.

sudhirkhanger gravatar imagesudhirkhanger ( 2014-11-23 07:37:06 -0600 )edit
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answered 2014-11-23 07:15:30 -0600

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the installation process is in a queue because the software centre in fedora is by default configured to check for updates automatically. that is why , when you try to install a package it simply puts it in the queue. you can get rid of it by simply killing the process from 'system monitor'. Alternatively I use YUMEX (software installer ) over Gnome software because it shows a lot of detail of whats actually going on ( like size of download , dependencies , progress .....) to get it :

sudo yum install yumex -y

if you want to turn off automatic updates you have to use dconf-editor

  • you can install wget from yumex
  • but you have to download Chrome.rpm and open it with yumex. that'll do the magic
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