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asked 2011-12-16 07:31:02 -0500

shariq gravatar image

i recently came across ubuntu and i now want to install unity in fedora how can i proceed.

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answered 2011-12-16 10:26:43 -0500

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I should have said it won't be released in Fedora, Fedora is strictly a Gnome centric distro plus the person who was gonna make Unity available in Fedora was only Volunteering to do it when he has his hands tied up with much other work and i don't think he had any co-maintainers to help him maintain Unity in Fedora. ( I could be wrong ), that would be Adam Williamson.

there won't be NO Unity on Fedora

here's AdamW's blog post about it :

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To be clear, its perfectly possible that someone other than Adam takes up Unity and makes it available in Fedora

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2011-12-16 12:38:47 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-12-16 10:27:05 -0500

Well, to try to install it in Fedora you are going to have to download the source code and either compile it or make a .rpm from it.

See :

You are probably going to be better off downloading the source code form Arch as it will be more generic then the source from Ubuntu (just a guess).

That would be all of the packages listed on the arch wiki page

You would then have to manually update each and every package as there is not a Fedora repository.

Good luck to you, personally I would either learn to use gnome-shell (it is very similar to unity), fallback mode + compiz, an alternate window manager, or if you are that set on Unity I think Ubuntu would be a better option.

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answered 2011-12-16 08:57:42 -0500

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I don't believe that the packages required for Unity exist in any Fedora software repositories. However, there has been some effort to compile and install it under Arch Linux. See this forum, See this Wiki article,

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answered 2011-12-16 08:40:59 -0500

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updated 2011-12-16 08:41:26 -0500

There is no Unity for Fedora (or any other distribution other than Ubuntu and its derivatives AFAIK). You can't install it.

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answered 2012-01-25 18:57:01 -0500

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Amm, actually, Unity is now available for OpenSUSE and ArchLinux So, it's not impossible to port it to Fedora, it's just matter of someone using some spare time to do it:

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