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Graphical way to install non-app packages?

asked 2016-11-17 06:56:04 -0500

fat-lobyte gravatar image

I was testing F24 recently, and I wanted to install VLC. I added the RPM Fusion repo.

I am of course aware of the command line:

dnf install vlc

However, I wanted to try to install it graphically. Using gnome-software, I tried so search for VLC or VideoLAN, but nothing came up! After that, I just ran dnf install vlc and that worked just fine. I also wanted to install other packages, like vim or htop, but those packages did not come up either.

Why on earth are all of the packages hidden in gnome-software? Why can't I use a graphical client to install arbitrary packages onto my system? Why force users to go to the command line?

Is there another graphical program that is capable of doing that?

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answered 2016-11-17 13:29:15 -0500

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Gnome Software only shows graphical applications (and associated plugins, etc) and only applications that have appdata. I don't know if rpmfusion collects the appdata like the main Fedora repos do. Or maybe vlc doesn't have appdata. I would second the suggestion of using yumex-dnf if you want a graphical interface, although personally, I would just use dnf on the command line.

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answered 2016-11-17 07:01:19 -0500

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There is yumex-dnf

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