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RPM packages installed via terminal don't appear in Fedora 20 "Software" app to remove them...why?

asked 2014-01-13 02:51:17 -0500

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updated 2014-04-14 15:20:46 -0500

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I installed OpenOffice RPM via terminal but did not like some features so I went to fedora 20 software app to remove, but it was not listed...I had to remove manually via terminal and I am not sure everything got this a bug or it is supposed to be that way? thank you

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answered 2014-01-13 20:57:40 -0500

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Gnome Software only supports GUI applications. Also, it only supports applications whose appdata files are present in /usr/share/appdata and the metadata generated from them.

If you used yum, a simpler way to remove packages you installed is to use the yum history undo command. Use yum history list to see what the transaction number for your install command is, then use yum history undo TRANSACTION_ID to undo it. It'll work most of the time. It won't if you've made further changes to your system that cannot be undone. As always, please read man yum for more detailed information.

I've installed libreoffice from the fedora repositories, and it shows up in gnome-software just fine: gnome software with libreoffice

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thank you!

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answered 2014-01-13 08:57:24 -0500

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If im not mistaken the software center only installs "full" applications, not seperate packages, so it would make sense if you are unable to un-install packages as well.

if youare unsure whether everything is removed you could try sudo yum remove libreoffice (assuming libreoffice is your mentioned package name here) and then to be sure you get rid of unnecessary dependencies sudo yum autoremove

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answered 2014-01-13 03:39:20 -0500

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updated 2014-01-13 03:39:47 -0500

If you installed with rpm (such as rpm -ivh libreoffice...) then yum database is not updated. You could have used yum localinstall libreoffice... and then the software app would remove it as it was installed via yum.

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