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How to install softwares/apps from git?

asked 2014-12-16 01:56:28 -0500

Gaurav Dighe gravatar image

Is there any way to install apps/softwares from git repositories? Like in pacman you can easily install them from. Do we have such functionality in Fedora?

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answered 2014-12-16 03:53:56 -0500

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Yes. You'll need the git package and the build tree installed, but there are many options. To install the git package:

yum install git

and then you'll need the compiler/tools for whatever package you need, probably something like this:

yum groupinstall "Development Tools"

(which will probably still work). There are many many build tools, you won't need them all, and the ones you do need will be dictated by the package you're going to build.

There's some help on the Fedora packaging system here, which uses git:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Package_maintenance_guide?rd=Using_Fedora_GIT

But if you have a specific git repository in mind, you'll probably want to configure your git system using their configuration guide or examples.

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+cobra Ok I did that.... can yum serach for apps from git and install them from there itself like in pacman

Gaurav Dighe gravatar imageGaurav Dighe ( 2014-12-16 04:25:38 -0500 )edit

No, git is a source code control system - basically you use it to check-out source code trees that you then get to build locally. Its not a package management system. There are additional repositories for yum. The most popular one is rpmfusion.org , which carries the MAME arcade machine emulator that might give you the pacman game you want.

But you don't have to do that. You could visit the Internet Archive's MAME page and play authentic pacman (and lots of other games) from there.

cobra gravatar imagecobra ( 2014-12-16 04:30:06 -0500 )edit

@cobra 'pacman' in this context is a package manager :)

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-12-16 11:59:36 -0500 )edit

@randomuser: ha ha ha ha ha. I know which version of 'pacman' I prefer... It's a stupid name for a package manager - unless it involves a little circle eating dots while trying to escape from ghosts.

cobra gravatar imagecobra ( 2014-12-16 12:05:31 -0500 )edit

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