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asked 2017-09-09 23:20:08 -0500

Pete7 gravatar image

It will up-date, but I can't get it to look for or load any of the programs I want to make this iteration of Fedora usable to me. I'm ready to go back to the South Africans. Are there any instructions for dnf-dragora? How do I delete and re-load it? Are there any other YUM alternatives I can use? Pete7 Thoroughly frustrated in Santa Fe

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answered 2017-09-11 16:11:54 -0500

florian gravatar image

The best alternative is to use dnf itself. In my opinion you can do a lot with the following simple commands:

dnf search <packagename>, i.e. dnf search webcam

dnf info <packagename>, i.e. dnf info cheese

dnf install <packagename>, i.e. dnf install cheese

dnf upgrade, or dnf upgrade --refresh

dnf history (database with info about each transaction, including undo and redo functions) , i.e. dnf history undo last

You config resides in /etc/dnf/dnf.conf (checkout man dnf.conf), and your software repositories are in /etc/yum.repos.d/

DNF documentation can be found here, and Fedora's DNF wiki page with some basic information is here

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+1 from me, though sometimes GUI is just more convenient. I mostly use dnf, but not always.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2017-09-12 14:14:56 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-09-11 15:37:07 -0500

ozeszty gravatar image

dnfdragora needs some polish, but if you choose All in second dropdown from left and click on Search, it will find matching packages.

yumex-dnf is very handy for doing searches, but it's no longer maintained and it's safer to use terminal and dnf to install / update / remove packages.

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answered 2017-09-15 22:27:52 -0500

Pete7 gravatar image

I'll try DNF from the command line. I just tried Dragora again and it's still totally worthless on my box. I'll "polish" with the delete key. It was bad enough to loose so much data when the hard drive crashed, but then to have to deal with Dragora was almost more than I could stand. I appreciate the assistance. Pete7

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