Ask Your Question

Is there a synaptic-like package manager for Fedora?

asked 2013-11-10 09:56:40 -0500

chrowle gravatar image

updated 2014-04-11 16:01:24 -0500

remjg gravatar image

I just recently moved from Debian and really liked synaptic. Is there a similar application for Fedora?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

2 Answers

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2013-11-10 10:36:46 -0500

deusdara gravatar image

updated 2013-11-10 11:54:16 -0500

remjg gravatar image


The package manager that's closest to synaptic is likely to be yumex.

Unless you installed the XFCE spin, this will not be installed by default.

But it can be easily installed using yum.

yum install yumex
edit flag offensive delete link more


Yumex came with the LXDE spin, I cannot figure out how to install new packages.

chrowle gravatar imagechrowle ( 2013-11-10 14:12:35 -0500 )edit

I just installed LXDE Spin today and I cannot find yumex. Ialso am unable to install it via yum. Here is what happens:

    [root@localhost (LOCAL USER)]# yum install yumex
Redirecting to '/usr/bin/dnf install yumex' (see 'man yum2dnf')

Last metadata expiration check: 1:47:09 ago on Tue Nov 29 18:04:51 2016.
No package yumex available.
Error: Unable to find a match.
TheRyanB gravatar imageTheRyanB ( 2016-11-29 20:52:52 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-11-11 10:36:41 -0500

niyasc gravatar image

If you are using gnome desktop, there is one software called gnome-packagekit.
This will help you to install and unistall packages as in synaptic.

edit flag offensive delete link more


I am using LXDE.

chrowle gravatar imagechrowle ( 2013-11-11 14:27:43 -0500 )edit

Question Tools


Asked: 2013-11-10 09:56:40 -0500

Seen: 25,352 times

Last updated: Nov 11 '13