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Fedora 29 YUM DNF command not found ! [closed]

asked 2019-01-10 03:28:44 -0500

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I am new to this forum and I am here because failed to figure out what happened to my new fresh installed Fedora 29 I though can't find better ISO rather than "Fedora-Silverblue-ostree-x86_64-29-1.2.iso" then I go with this for installation.

I was happy to get it on VMware box after no touch to this kind of distro for years, I was familiar with YUM - Oh, I have a CentOS box which I switched to since the Fedora 9. The the issue come: unable to update and unable to install anything from the repo.

I read that yum has replaced by dnf but both of them was not available on the box, it said not found.

Please advise me.

Thank you

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You would have felt more at home with Fedora Workstation. Silverblue is quite different in the way it handles packages from the way Fedora Workstations and the various other Fedora Spins handle packages.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2019-01-10 04:51:16 -0500 )edit

You could not find a fedora download, really ? and . Fedora now uses dnf, syntax is similar to yum see . You might also see and

Panther gravatar imagePanther ( 2019-01-10 09:12:15 -0500 )edit

Hi, I mean .. all latest fat ISOs I found labeled "live" either netinst, I believe it supposed for a live CD or install a huge package from internet. I expected a "everything" like CentOS has, therefore I will able to make them as offline repo or make them for one time offline install.

The DNF, also the YUM not found on the box or not installed during the Silverblue install itself, it is the issue.

RNXDRA gravatar imageRNXDRA ( 2019-01-10 09:53:12 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-01-10 14:25:03 -0500

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Fedora Silverblue does not have dnf. It uses something different.

If you want dnf you should install Fedora Workstation or one of the other Fedora Spins. Alternatively download the net install iso image and then you can then pick and chose which package you want to install.

None of the iso files provided by the Fedora project contains the full set of provided packages. If you have the space and a very good network connection you can use dnf to clone the repository and thereby get an offline version. Bear in mind that there are more than 57 thousand packages in the repository. The Fedora Workstation contains a workable subset of these packages including the dnf program.

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Thank you for your reply, now I understand the root cause.


RNXDRA gravatar imageRNXDRA ( 2019-01-11 09:51:20 -0500 )edit

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