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Package Manager Like Synaptic? (Gnome/24)

asked 2016-06-24 18:37:01 -0500

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Is there a complete package manager, like synaptic, that I can load to install-reinstall-remove 'all' packages including system packages?

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answered 2016-06-25 09:05:03 -0500

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Yumex, package yumex-dnf.

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Found it. Works like a champ!

BTW, I've noticed that yumex-dnf will not always tell you if a package you added will remove other packages. For now I'm using yumex-dnf to locate packages their dependencies and extras, then installing via the command line.

PS., I love the Fedora command line. Very mature and absolutely bug-free. It lets you know everything it's going to do. Being new to this distro I've made many mistakes; and the cli has saved me many times.

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answered 2016-06-25 03:03:37 -0500

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There's gnome-software (default). In case you need additional software (non-free), wait for fedy and/or postinstallf to be released (hopefully soon).

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gnome-software shows only applications (packages with app-data) not all packages

vtrefny gravatar imagevtrefny ( 2016-06-25 15:04:11 -0500 )edit

Moreover, use of Gnome Sortware breaks consistency of dnf. I recommend not using it until both apps use a common transaction database

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-06-26 15:15:13 -0500 )edit

I've been experimenting with Debian Jessie, and apparently Ian doesn't like gnome-software for the same reason; which is the reason he gave for not including it in Jessie. It can however be added in Sid. I'm inclined to agree him.

forums gravatar imageforums ( 2016-06-29 21:25:58 -0500 )edit

While experimenting with installing openSUSE to a USB stick, I decided that I wanted to remove the cached packages. One of the mods recommended that I use sudo 'zypper clean -a' to remove them. I believe the equivalent command in Fedora would be sudo 'dnf clean all'. This cleaned all all right. It removed the appstream-database that gnome-software relies on. That hosed my entire install. The next time I get that idea, I'm going to ask for help first; but I think the correct command to use would be sudo 'dnf clean packages'. I believe this will leave the appstream-database alone.

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answered 2016-06-30 21:15:28 -0500

Yumex , not yumex-dnf. You can get it from rpmfind and it stil works like a breeze on F24

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